BRACHYSYNCLINE (from the Greek word "brachys" (short) and Syncline * EN: brachysyncline, brachysynclinal fold; DE: Brachysynklinale; FR: brachysynclinal; ES: braquisinclinal; RU: брахисинклиналь) is the short synclinal fold of the layers of rock, which is having the oval shape according to the projection onto the horizontal plane. The layers of the rock, which are forming a brachysyncline, are sloped from all the sides towards its centre. On the geological map, a brachysyncline is depicted as the concentric oval rings, within the centre of which there are situated the more young rocks, and along the direction towards the periphery, there are situated the more and yet more ancient rocks.