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Meaning of hade

hade

Pronunciation: (hād), [key]
— n., v., had•ed, had•ing.
—n.
  1. the angle between a fault plane and the vertical, measured perpendicular to the strike of the fault; complement of the dip.
  2. the inclination of a vein or seam from the vertical.
—v.i.
  1. (of a fault, vein, or seam) to incline from a vertical position.
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