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

  • n. Variant of volcanism.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of volcanism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Volcanism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geology, same as volcanism.


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  • I meant to use the word vulcanism, which can mean any volcanic or geo-thermal process could be geyser related also.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: August 17, 2006

  • Already I wonder if this unique planetoid may not have had, in the past, a kind of vulcanism special to itself.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • [3] Transcriber's note: The original read 'vulcanism'.

    Subspace Survivors

  • But, if there were not a single molecule more of atmospherically destructive gases emitted by humanity, and there were not a single human alive today, global warming would continue to increase for several hundred years more, based on what we've already done beforehand over the last 150 years records have been accurately kept, concurrent with the industrial revolution, _and_ due to natural trends caused by terrestrial sources and cycles, such as vulcanism, solar weather, and other interdependent natural causes in combination with what humanity has done.

    Posthuman Blues

  • We also know that the observed warming is NOT caused by: orbital changes, vulcanism, axial tilt, or any other known reason.

    Think Progress » Sarah Palin calls global warming studies ‘snake oil science.’

  • Their varied climates, ongoing vulcanism and extreme isolation, has produced one of the highest concentrations of endemic species in the world including unusual animals such as the land and marine iguanas, giant tortoises and the many types of finch that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution following his visit in 1835.

    Galápagos National Park & Galápagos Marine Resources Reserve, Ecuador

  • The process was probably kicked off by greater vulcanism (the siberian traps) spewing CO2 into the atmosphere.

    AGU Day 2: The role of CO2 in the earth’s history | Serendipity

  • The Krakatau islands are of great scientific interest because they provide one of the world's best examples of recent island vulcanism and tropical vegetation succession.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • The highlands have four extinct volcanic peaks over 3,000 m, including the massifs of Loolmalasin (3,648 m), Oldeani (3,188 m) and Lomagrut, the vulcanism of which dates from the late Mesozoic/early Tertiary periods.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • While there are currently no active volcanoes within the ecoregion, the effects of vulcanism are still present.

    Cameroonian Highlands forests


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  • I'd say it's too late. Hopefully he's a little pacified.

    October 13, 2010

  • Vulcan sounds like a temperamental guy. Surely someone can placate him by listing this? Before it's too late!

    September 3, 2008