vulcanism

[vuhl-kuh-niz-uhm]
noun Geology.

Origin:
1875–80; variant of volcanism

vulcanist, noun
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volcanism or vulcanism (ˈvɒlkəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
those processes collectively that result in the formation of volcanoes and their products
 
vulcanism or vulcanism
 
n

vulcanism (ˈvʌlkəˌnɪzəm)
 
n
a variant of volcanism

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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.
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