Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See the extract.
  • Pertaining to Vulcan, or to works in iron, etc., and occasionally (but not so used by geologists) to volcanoes or volcanic action.
  • In geology, pertaining to or designating the system or theory of the Vulcanists, or opponents of Werner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Vulcan; made by Vulcan; hence, of or pertaining to works in iron or other metals.
  • adjective (Geol.) Volcanic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the god Vulcan.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to works in iron or other metals.
  • adjective geology, archaic volcanic

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Examples

  • They both have a typical eruption activity respectively called Vulcanian and Strombolian in the international terminology.

    Aeolian Islands, Italy

  • The islands have provided two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian) to vulcanology and geology.

    Aeolian Islands, Italy

  • With their scientific study from at least the 18th Century, the islands have provided two of the types of eruptions (Vulcanian and Strombolian) to vulcanology and geology textbooks and so have featured prominently in the education of all geoscientists for over 200 years.

    Aeolian Islands, Italy

  • One struck, but pierced not, the Vulcanian shield;

    The Iliad of Homer

  • Kirk studied his science officer, trying to decide if that was some kind of subtle Vulcanian mindgame.

    Captain’s Peril

  • Kirk studied his science officer, trying to decide if that was some kind of subtle Vulcanian mindgame.

    Captain’s Peril

  • And withal it is to be remarked, that, conform to the doctrine of the ancient Etrurians, the manubes, for so did they call the darting hurls or slinging casts of the Vulcanian thunderbolts, did only appertain to her and to Jupiter her father capital.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • And withal it is to be remarked, that, conform to the doctrine of the ancient Etrurians, the manubes, for so did they call the darting hurls or slinging casts of the Vulcanian thunderbolts, did only appertain to her and to Jupiter her father capital.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Kirk studied his science officer, trying to decide if that was some kind of subtle Vulcanian mindgame.

    Captain’s Peril

  • Behind him, like a chiselled monolithic sentinel, stood the Vulcanian Science Officer, Spock.

    Before Destruction

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