Definitions

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

  • noun A large crater formed by volcanic explosion or by collapse of a volcanic cone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large kettle or caldron; hence, in geology, an amphitheatrical depression in a volcanic formation.

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  • noun volcanology A large crater formed by a volcanic explosion or by collapse of the cone of a volcano.

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  • noun a large crater caused by the violent explosion of a volcano that collapses into a depression

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, cauldron, caldera, from Late Latin caldāria; see cauldron.]

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From Spanish caldera ("cauldron"), from Latin caldāria ("warm bath").

Examples

  • I believe it has its own atmosphere because it is built in what you call a caldera, but I may have picked that information up from like a Syfy TV movie about the Coming Global Superstorm, or invented it in my own mind.

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  • The technical term for Yellowstone's supervolcano is "caldera," a Spanish word meaning

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  • The common sort is employed for hedging and called caldera by Europeans in many parts of

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  • The caldera has been the source of at least nine very large explosions over the last 300000 years, erupting a total of about 70 cubic kilometres (17 cu mi) of magma.

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  • The caldera has been the source of at least nine very large explosions over the last 300000 years, erupting a total of about 70 cubic kilometres (17 cu mi) of magma.

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  • Most seismicity preceding Karymsky eruptions has originated beneath Akademia Nauk caldera, which is located immediately S of Karymsky volcano and erupted simultaneously with Karymsky in 1996.

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  • Most seismicity preceding Karymsky eruptions has originated beneath Akademia Nauk caldera, which is located immediately S of Karymsky volcano and erupted simultaneously with Karymsky in 1996.

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  • The caldera has been the source of at least nine very large explosions over the last 300000 years, erupting a total of about 70 cubic kilometres (17 cu mi) of magma.

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  • In the center of the caldera was the classic mini-cone - the caldera was completely dry.

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  • The caldera has been the source of at least nine very large explosions over the last 300000 years, erupting a total of about 70 cubic kilometres (17 cu mi) of magma.

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