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Meaning of "metamorphic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF METAMORPHIC

metamorphic  [ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METAMORPHIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Metamorphic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES METAMORPHIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

metamorphic

Metamorphic rock

Metamorphic rocks arise from the transformation of existing rock types, in a process called metamorphism, which means "change in form". The original rock is subjected to heat and pressure, causing profound physical and/or chemical change. The protolith may be sedimentary rock, igneous rock or another older metamorphic rock. Metamorphic rocks make up a large part of the Earth's crust and are classified by texture and by chemical and mineral assemblage. They may be formed simply by being deep beneath the Earth's surface, subjected to high temperatures and the great pressure of the rock layers above it. They can form from tectonic processes such as continental collisions, which cause horizontal pressure, friction and distortion. They are also formed when rock is heated up by the intrusion of hot molten rock called magma from the Earth's interior. The study of metamorphic rocks provides information about the temperatures and pressures that occur at great depths within the Earth's crust. Some examples of metamorphic rocks are gneiss, slate, marble, schist, and quartzite.

Definition of metamorphic in the English dictionary

The definition of metamorphic in the dictionary is relating to or resulting from metamorphosis or metamorphism.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH METAMORPHIC


actinomorphic
ˌæktɪnəʊˈmɔːfɪk
anamorphic
ˌænəˈmɔːfɪk
anthropomorphic
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪk
automorphic
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪk
biomorphic
ˌbaɪəʊˈmɔːfɪk
dimorphic
daɪˈmɔːfɪk
dysmorphic
dɪsˈmɔːfɪk
geomorphic
ˌdʒiːəʊˈmɔːfɪk
holomorphic
ˌhɒləˈmɔːfɪk
homeomorphic
ˌhɒmɪəˈmɔːfɪk
homomorphic
ˌhɒməˈmɔːfɪk
hypomorphic
ˌhaɪpəˈmɔːfɪk
isomorphic
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪk
meromorphic
ˌmɛrəʊˈmɔːfɪk
mesomorphic
ˌmɛsəʊˈmɔːfɪk
monomorphic
ˌmɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪk
pleomorphic
ˌpliːəˈmɔːfɪk
polymorphic
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪk
pseudomorphic
ˌsjuːdəʊˈmɔːfɪk
zoomorphic
ˌzəʊəʊˈmɔːfɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METAMORPHIC

metamathematical
metamathematician
metamathematics
metamer
metameral
metamere
metameric
metameric segmentation
metamerically
metamerism
metamict
metamictisation
metamictization
metamorphically
metamorphism
metamorphist
metamorphose
metamorphoses
metamorphosis
metamorphous

WORDS THAT END LIKE METAMORPHIC

ectomorphic
enantiomorphic
endomorphic
ergatomorphic
geographic
homoeomorphic
hydromorphic
hystricomorphic
idiomorphic
isodimorphic
ophiomorphic
ornithomorphic
Orphic
panidiomorphic
protomorphic
skeuomorphic
theriomorphic
trimorphic
xenomorphic
xeromorphic
zygomorphic

Synonyms and antonyms of metamorphic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «metamorphic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METAMORPHIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

变质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

metamórfico
570 millions of speakers

English

metamorphic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

रूपांतरित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المتحولة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

метаморфических
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

metamórfica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রূপান্তরিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

métamorphique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Metamorf
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

metamorphisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

変成
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

변성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Metamorf
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biến chất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உருமாறிப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रूपांतर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

metamorfik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

metamorfico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

metamorficznych
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

метаморфических
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

metamorfice
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεταμορφωμένα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

metamorfe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

metamorf
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

metamorfe
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METAMORPHIC»

The term «metamorphic» is regularly used and occupies the 59.477 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about metamorphic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METAMORPHIC»

Discover the use of metamorphic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to metamorphic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Principles of Metamorphic Petrology
This book offers a complete introduction to the study of metamorphic rocks.
Ronald Holden Vernon, G. L. Clarke, 2008
2
Metamorphic Petrology
; "Metamorphic petrology" starts with detailed discussions of progress in the study of the general principles of metamorphic petrology.
Akiho Miyashiro, 1994
3
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Metamorphic rocks provide valuable, and even unique, insights into orogenesis, tectonic evolution of the continental crust, and the evolution of the entire planet throughout its recorded history in rocks as old as 4+ Ga (Chapter 19). Protoliths ...
Myron G. Best, 2013
4
Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks
Metamorphic rocks make up the largest volume of the Earth. They systematically change their mineralogical composition as a result of tecto-thermal events.
Kurt Bucher, Martin Frey, 2002
5
Petrology of the Metamorphic Rocks
There has been a great advance in the understanding of processes of meta morphism and of metamorphic rocks since the last edition of this book appeared.
R. Mason, 1990
6
Metamorphic Rocks
Describes some of the properties and uses of metamorphic rocks.
Holly Cefrey, 2003
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Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
With over 350 illustrations, this revised edition contains valuable new material on the structure of the Earth's mantle and core, the properties and behaviour of magmas, recent results from satellite imaging, and more.
Anthony Philpotts, Jay Ague, 2009
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Metamorphic Rocks: Recycled Rock
Describes how metamorphic rocks are formed, where they are found, and their uses.
Darlene R. Stille, 2008
9
Microtextures of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks
The aim here is to help the reader to bridge the gap between his observations of rocks unqer the microscope and petrogenetic theories.
J.P. Bard, 1986
10
Introduction to Metamorphic Textures and Microstructures
Utilizing SEM, TEM and cathodoluminescence images to illustrate the role of such techniques for interpreting metamorphic rocks, this text aims to help undergraduate students in geology to recognize and interpret metamorphic textures and ...
A. J. Barker, A. J. Barker (Ph. D.), 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «METAMORPHIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term metamorphic is used in the context of the following news items.
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A Gold Rush to remember
Young bounced around the stage energetically like somebody half his age (69) going through a metamorphic, religious experience. That may ... «The Photo News, Jul 15»
2
Noricum Gold Discovers “large limonitic outcrop” great for speed …
The Ennstal phyllites are interpreted as the continuation of the higher metamorphic complex of the greywacke schist from the Palten Valley. «DirectorsTalk Interviews, Jul 15»
3
UPSC Civil Services GK update - Physical Geography: The Rocks …
In this article we are discussing the remaining types of sedimentary rocks, followed by explanations of metamorphic rocks and the rock cycle. «PaGaLGuY, Jul 15»
4
In fantasy e-sports, everything is virtual except the money
“We really believe in it as the next big thing,” said Josh Nussbaum of Metamorphic Ventures, a New York venture capital firm that led the ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
5
An investor keen on green theme
... Networks (mobile marketing), and funds like Metamorphic Ventures, a New York early-stage investor, and Vast Ventures, a Softbank spin-off. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
6
GTA Confirms Gold Values Associated With Geophysical Targets at …
... the Ivanhoe Property is located in the western portion of the Swayze Greenstone belt, proximal to the Kapuskasing High metamorphic terrain. «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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TABB Research: Speed Matters as Non-bank Market-makers Stake …
... fixed income research, author of “Metamorphic Market: Transformation in U.S. Treasury Trading,” which examines growth of the UST market, ... «Business Wire, Jul 15»
8
National Bank Financial Cuts Alacer Gold Corp Price Target to C …
Drilling at Dursunbey intercepted gold, silver and base metal mineralization hosted in metamorphic rocks. Cevizlidere project is 50% owned by ... «The Legacy, Jul 15»
9
'Holy' streams emerge after Palamu rain
"This particular hillock in Chainpur consists of granite, gneiss and schist which are essentially metamorphic rocks and the hillock must have ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
10
Traipsing All Over Mongolia's Nomadic Meadows
The shadows our hills cast shaded metamorphic outcroppings reminiscent of Hanna-Barbera's Bedrock. At one point, I fell asleep as our van ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Metamorphic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/metamorphic>. Jul 2020 ».
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