vulcanism

[ vuhl-kuh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˈvʌl kəˌnɪz əm /
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noun Geology.


Nearby words

  1. vuillard,
  2. vuillard, édouard,
  3. vul.,
  4. vulcan,
  5. vulcanian,
  6. vulcanite,
  7. vulcanizate,
  8. vulcanization,
  9. vulcanize,
  10. vulcanized fiber

Origin of vulcanism

First recorded in 1875–80; variant of volcanism

Related formsvul·can·ist, noun

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Examples from the Web for 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

vulcanism

/ (ˈvʌlkəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

a variant of volcanism
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