Definition of volcanism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvälkənizəm/
Pronunciation: /ˈvôlkəˌnizəm/
(also vulcanism)


Volcanic activity or phenomena.
Example sentences
  • Carboniferous volcanism, occurring at converging plates margins, both at the Appalachian and at the Ouachita margins, was decidedly not tholeiitic.
  • This appears to contradict evidence from other areas, particularly Wales where subduction-related volcanism occurs in the late Tremadoc.
  • The scattered nature of the outcrop and the possibility of diachronous volcanism mean that all rocks grouped as Dokhan Volcanic Series may not be coeval.

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Syllabification: vol·can·ism

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