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vulcanism

[vuhl-kuh-niz-uh m] /ˈvʌl kəˌnɪz əm/
noun, Geology
1.
Origin of vulcanism
1875-1880
1875-80; variant of volcanism
Related forms
vulcanist, noun
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  • 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
1.
a variant of volcanism
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