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Meaning of "catastrophism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CATASTROPHISM

catastrophism  [kəˈtæstrəˌfɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATASTROPHISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Catastrophism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CATASTROPHISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

catastrophism

Catastrophism

Catastrophism is the theory that the Earth has been affected in the past by sudden, short-lived, violent events, possibly worldwide in scope. This was in contrast to uniformitarianism, in which slow incremental changes, such as erosion, created all the Earth's geological features. Uniformitarianism held that the present is the key to the past, and that all things continued as they were from the indefinite past. Since the early disputes, a more inclusive and integrated view of geologic events has developed, in which the scientific consensus accepts that there were some catastrophic events in the geologic past, but these were explicable as extreme examples of natural processes which can occur. Catastrophism held that geological epochs had ended with violent and sudden natural catastrophes such as great floods and the rapid formation of major mountain chains. Plants and animals living in the parts of the world where such events occurred were killed off, being replaced abruptly by the new forms whose fossils defined the geological strata. Some catastrophists attempted to relate at least one such change to the Biblical account of Noah's flood.

Definition of catastrophism in the English dictionary

The definition of catastrophism in the dictionary is an old doctrine, now discarded, that the earth was created and has subsequently been shaped by sudden divine acts which have no logical connection with each other rather than by gradual evolutionary processes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATASTROPHISM


anamorphism
ˌænəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
anthropomorphism
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm
automorphism
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
diastrophism
daɪˈæstrəˌfɪzəm
dimorphism
daɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
dwarfism
ˈdwɔːfɪzəm
endomorphism
ˌɛndəʊˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
homeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homomorphism
ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
isomorphism
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
metamorphism
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪzəm
neo-catastrophism
ˌniːəʊkəˈtæstrəˌfɪzəm
Orphism
ˈɔːfɪzəm
pacifism
ˈpæsɪˌfɪzəm
paramorphism
ˌpærəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
pleomorphism
ˌpliːəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
polymorphism
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
sophism
ˈsɒfɪzəm
Sufism
ˈsuːfɪzəm
theosophism
θɪˈɒsəˌfɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATASTROPHISM

catapultic
catapultier
cataract
cataractous
catarhine
catarrh
catarrhal
catarrhally
catarrhine
catarrhous
catasta
catastasis
catastrophe
catastrophe theory
catastrophic
catastrophically
catastrophist
catatonia
catatonic
catatonically

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATASTROPHISM

amorphism
Buddhism
enantiomorphism
Guelphism
gynandromorphism
hemimorphism
heteromorphism
homoeomorphism
hylomorphism
idiomorphism
isodimorphism
mechanomorphism
mesomorphism
monomorphism
perimorphism
psephism
sapphism
sexual dimorphism
skeuomorphism
zoomorphism
zygomorphism

Synonyms and antonyms of catastrophism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «catastrophism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATASTROPHISM

Find out the translation of catastrophism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of catastrophism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «catastrophism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

灾变
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

catastrofismo
570 millions of speakers

English

catastrophism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विपातवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكارثية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

катастрофизмом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

catastrofismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

catastrophism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

catastrophisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Malapetaka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Katastrophismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

天変地異説
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대격변
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Catastrophism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tai biến
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அழிவமைவுக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आपत्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

felaketini
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

catastrofismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

katastrofizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

катастрофізмом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

catastrofism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καταστροφισμού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Katastrofistiese
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

katastrofism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

katastrofe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of catastrophism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATASTROPHISM»

The term «catastrophism» is normally little used and occupies the 121.216 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATASTROPHISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about catastrophism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATASTROPHISM»

Discover the use of catastrophism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to catastrophism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth
Catastrophism explores the politics of apocalypse-on the left and right, in the environmental movement-and examines why the lens of catastrophe can distort the understanding of the dynamics at the heart of disasters-and fatally impedes the ...
Sasha Lilley, David McNally, Eddie Yuen, 2012
2
The New Catastrophism: The Importance of the Rare Event in ...
A re-examination of earth history in terms of rare and violent events through geological time.
Derek Ager, Derek Victor Ager, 1995
3
Catastrophism: Asteroids, Comets and Other Dynamic Events in ...
Examines both the catastrophist and uniformitarian systems of Earth history which differ on the uniformity of rate and of state
‎1997
4
Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism ...
The book looks at the way in which prevailing views about modes of global change have changed dramatically over the years.
Trevor Palmer, 2003
5
The Gale Encyclopedia of Science: Catastrophism-Eukaryotae
Alphabetically organized scientific encyclopedia.
Kimberley A. McGrath, Stacey Blachford, 2001
6
El Niäno, Catastrophism, and Culture Change in Ancient America
First recognized in Peru, El Nio events are best known and documented there. This book summarizes research on the nature of El Nio events in the Americas and details specific historic and prehistoric patterns in Peru and elsewhere.
Daniel H. Sandweiss, Jeffrey Quilter, 2008
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Controversy Catastrophism and Evolution: The Ongoing Debate
In Controversy, Trevor Palmer fully documents how traditional gradualistic views of biological and geographic evolution are giving way to a catastrophism that credits cataclysmic events, such as meteorite impacts, for the rapid bursts and ...
Trevor Palmer, 2012
8
The Bible, Rocks and Time: Geological Evidence for the Age ...
16. Uniformitarianism,. Catastrophism. and. Empiricism. IN THE LAST SEVERAL CHAPTERS WE DEMONSTRATED that geologic evidences reveal that Earth is extremely old, and we have shown that young- Earth creationists have ...
Davis A. Young, Ralph Stearley, 2008
9
Catastrophic Events and Mass Extinctions: Impacts and Beyond
Solar. system. linked. to. a. gigantic. interstellar. cloud. during. the. past. 500. m.y.: Implications. for. a. galactic. theory. of. terrestrial. catastrophism. Carlos A. Olano* Institute Argentina de Radioastronomia, C.C. 5, 1894 Villa Elisa, Argentina ...
Christian Koeberl, Kenneth G. MacLeod, 2002
10
The Graduate Student's Question: Before the Last Tree
Predictably, I look upon uniformitarianism, Gradualism, catastrophism, and punctuated equilibrium as heuristics. These are different ways of looking at the evidence, which lead to specific, testable theories in their domain of knowledge.
Walter L. Battaglia, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATASTROPHISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term catastrophism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Stan Wawrinka is learning to 'win better' in quest for first Wimbledon …
It's that he tends toward catastrophism; he fears his natural ability won't be given a fair chance because a piano inevitably will fall on his head ... «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
2
Climate Compulsions
Is the science behind climate change catastrophism any good? ... number of ordinary people profess a belief in climate change catastrophism. «American Thinker, Jun 15»
3
The Laudato Si Hijacking
It seems to me that what Pope Francis is doing is hijacking ecological catastrophism for a pre-determined spiritual agenda. And that agenda ... «Swarajya, Jun 15»
4
Beyond the Real Time Catastrophe of Capital
Still, Douthat rejects the Pope's “catastrophism” and related radicalism. “It's possible,” Douthat argues, “to believe that climate change is ... «CounterPunch, Jun 15»
5
Dispensationalism in the Vatican?
However, its catastrophism also leaves this pope more open to empirical criticism. For instance, he doesn't grapple sufficiently with evidence ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
6
The Pope and Laudato Si': Is the Ecology Encyclical a Moral …
Some commentators have charged Francis with a blithe “catastrophism” that refuses to recognize the benefits of economic and technological ... «Religion & Politics, Jun 15»
7
Can healthcare leaders improve public health by advocating against …
The commission is looking to strategically reframe the topic from one of political debate or "catastrophism" into one that is more positive and ... «Healthcare Dive, Jun 15»
8
Class, capitalism and the tech industry
Boggs' book was in many ways prophetic, but not in its catastrophism. Total nonfarm employment in the U.S. was 56 million at the beginning of ... «Socialist Worker Online, Jun 15»
9
Ross Douthat: Pope Francis' call to action goes beyond the …
However, its catastrophism also leaves this pope more open to empirical criticism. For instance, he doesn't grapple sufficiently with evidence ... «TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press, Jun 15»
10
Global warming threatens 50 years' worth of health advances …
The commission is seeking consciously to shift the balance from what Costello called “catastrophism” to a far more positive message about the ... «Raw Story, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Catastrophism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/catastrophism>. Jun 2019 ».
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