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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An extensive zone of volcanic and seismic activity that coincides roughly with the western, northern, and eastern borders of the Pacific Ocean.

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  • proper noun geology An area of frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity, around the Pacific Ocean.

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Examples

  • Well, basically, around the Pacific basin, the whole Pacific Ocean, it's called the Ring of Fire because it is an area of great volcanic activity, essentially.

    NPR Topics: News

  • This started with Ring of Fire, which featured stories not only by known Baen authors, but fans of the books.

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  • This started with Ring of Fire, which featured stories not only by known Baen authors, but fans of the books.

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  • Visual effects made at Ring of Fire under the supervision of creative director Jerry Spivack.

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  • By the mid-1990s, Ring of Fire guns dominated the criminal hit parade.

    Outgunned

  • By the mid-1990s, Ring of Fire guns dominated the criminal hit parade.

    Outgunned

  • By the mid-1990s, Ring of Fire guns dominated the criminal hit parade.

    Outgunned

  • Roughly 90 percent of all the world's earthquakes, and 80 percent of the largest ones, strike along the Ring of Fire.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Tribute is also very pleased that the Ring of Fire has now received serious attention from the provincial government with the recent budget announcement of new initiatives ($45M) for training and development.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • America's Ring of Fire appears on Your World with Neil Cavuto to talk about President Obama's stimulus plan, and why this deficit spending is necessary to help turn the economy around.

    WN.com - Business News

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