Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process of fossilizing, or converting animal or vegetable substances into fossils or petrifactions; the state of being fossilized Also spelled fossilisation.

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

  • noun The process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil.

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

  • noun The process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil.
  • noun figuratively The process of becoming fixed, unchanging, and out of date.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
  • noun becoming inflexible or out of date

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Examples

  • It might be called the fossilization of religious ideas.

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  • Cyrus, please look up the subject 'fossilization'.

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  • B.C. 117) is already indicative of the "fossilization" of Chinese writing, Huan K'uan at least in his liberal use of the binome retained touch with the spoken language.

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  • After all, one of the tools that clean economic advocates have used to give the market good information about the true costs of energy has been to propose carbon pricing as a way to realize the value of the fossilization of sunshine.

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  • But really, the climate issue is just a way of trying to grapple with this fundamental uneven marketplace; the incorporation of the "cost of carbon" (because we have used the "fear" lever in the spectrum of fear and greed that the marketplace right now recognizes as the only two drivers for economic activity) is a way of monetizing fossilization in that extracted petroleum, coal, hydrocarbon feedstock.

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  • Otherwise, the carcass would be destroyed by the influences of erosion, rotting, and weathering before the process of fossilization could start.

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  • Otherwise, the carcass would be destroyed by the influences of erosion, rotting, and weathering before the process of fossilization could start.

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  • But really, the climate issue is just a way of trying to grapple with this fundamental uneven marketplace; the incorporation of the "cost of carbon" (because we have used the "fear" lever in the spectrum of fear and greed that the marketplace right now recognizes as the only two drivers for economic activity) is a way of monetizing fossilization in that extracted petroleum, coal, hydrocarbon feedstock.

    Alison Wise: The Clean Economist: Clean "Corruption"

  • The result is generally polarization, lack of commitment, inflexibility, the premature loss of scientific excellence, and fossilization, which are sufficiently familiar and uncomfortable to require no elaboration.

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  • After all, one of the tools that clean economic advocates have used to give the market good information about the true costs of energy has been to propose carbon pricing as a way to realize the value of the fossilization of sunshine.

    Alison Wise: The Clean Economist: Clean "Corruption"

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