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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, a single slow rise or fall of the land. See the extract.

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  • noun volcanology A gradual uplift or descent of part of the Earth's surface caused by the filling or emptying of an underground magma chamber and/or hydrothermal activity, particularly in volcanic calderas.

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