Etymology
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orogeny (n.)

1890, "mountain-forming, the formation of mountains," from French orogénie; see oro- + -geny. In reference to particular mountain-building geological periods, by 1914. Related: Orogenic (1886); orogenesis (1886).

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Definitions of orogeny

orogeny (n.)
the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust);
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