volcanism

[ vol-kuh-niz-uhm ]
/ ˈvɒl kəˌnɪz əm /

noun Geology.

the phenomena connected with volcanoes and volcanic activity.

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Also vulcanism.

Origin of volcanism

First recorded in1865–70; volcan(o) + -ism
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Example sentences from the Web for volcanism

  • Volcanoes and volcanism are not restricted to the planet Earth.

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British Dictionary definitions for volcanism

volcanism

vulcanism

/ (ˈvɒlkəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

those processes collectively that result in the formation of volcanoes and their products
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