granitization

granitization

[gran-i-tuh-zey-shuhn]
noun
a hypothetical process of forming granite.
Also called granitification [gran-i-tuh-fi-key-shuhn] .


Origin:
1890–95; granitize + -ation

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granitization or granitisation (ˌɡrænɪtaɪˈzeɪʃən)
 
n
the metamorphic conversion of a rock into granite
 
granitisation or granitisation
 
n

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granitization

formation of granite or closely related rocks by metamorphic processes, as opposed to igneous processes in which such rocks form from a melt, or magma, of granitic composition. In granitization, sediments are transformed in their solid state or in a partially molten state. The solid-state process requires the addition and removal of various chemical components by solid-state diffusion, vapour transport, or the movement of certain fluids such as aqueous solutions

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