Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, same as volcanism.

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

  • noun Volcanism.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of volcanism.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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 16, 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    2009 December 17 | Serendipity

  • 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

  • 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.’

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

    September 3, 2008

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

    October 13, 2010