[vuhl-kuh-niz-uh m]

noun Geology.

Origin of vulcanism

First recorded in 1875–80; variant of volcanism
Related formsvul·can·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of vulcanism

  • Thus as we travel up the rich valleys leading from the Columbia to either peak, we meet everywhere the phenomena of vulcanism.

    The Guardians of the Columbia

    John H. (John Harvey) Williams

  • Not all the striking effects of vulcanism belong to the remote geologic past.

British Dictionary definitions for vulcanism



a variant of volcanism
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