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vulcanism

[vuhl-kuh-niz-uh m] /ˈvʌl kəˌnɪz əm/
noun, Geology
1.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; variant of volcanism
Related forms
vulcanist, noun
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  • That's always an amusing one, as vulcanism isn't on the increase and doesn't chart with their argument.
  • The only natural phenomenon that could conceivably account for the pace of change is unusually widespread vulcanism.
British Dictionary definitions for vulcanism

volcanism

/ˈvɒlkəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
those processes collectively that result in the formation of volcanoes and their products

vulcanism

/ˈvʌlkəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
a variant of volcanism
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