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Meaning of "metamorphism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF METAMORPHISM

metamorphism  [ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METAMORPHISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Metamorphism 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 METAMORPHISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

metamorphism

Metamorphism

Metamorphism is the change of minerals or geologic texture in pre-existing rocks, without the protolith melting into liquid magma. The change occurs primarily due to heat, pressure, and the introduction of chemically active fluids. The chemical components and crystal structures of the minerals making up the rock may change even though the rock remains a solid. Changes at or just beneath Earth's surface due to weathering and/or diagenesis are not classified as metamorphism. Metamorphism typically occurs between diagenesis 200°C, and melting 850°C. Three types of metamorphism exist: contact, dynamic, and regional. Metamorphism produced with increasing pressure and temperature conditions is known as prograde metamorphism. Conversely, decreasing temperatures and pressure characterize retrograde metamorphism.

Definition of metamorphism in the English dictionary

The definition of metamorphism in the dictionary is the process by which metamorphic rocks are formed.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH METAMORPHISM


amorphism
əˈmɔːfɪzəm
anthropomorphism
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm
automorphism
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
dimorphism
daɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
dwarfism
ˈdwɔːfɪzəm
hemimorphism
ˌhɛmɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
heteromorphism
ˌhɛtərəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
homeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homoeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homomorphism
ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
hylomorphism
ˌhaɪləˈmɔːfɪzəm
isodimorphism
ˌaɪsəʊdaɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
isomorphism
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
mechanomorphism
ˌmekənəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
monomorphism
mɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
Orphism
ˈɔːfɪzəm
perimorphism
ˌpɛrɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
polymorphism
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
skeuomorphism
ˌskjuːəˈmɔːfɪzəm
zoomorphism
ˌzəʊəˈmɔːfɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METAMORPHISM

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE METAMORPHISM

allomorphism
anamorphism
Buddhism
catastrophism
diastrophism
enantiomorphism
endomorphism
Guelphism
gynandromorphism
idiomorphism
paramorphism
pleomorphism
psephism
pseudomorphism
rheomorphism
sapphism
sexual dimorphism
sophism
theriomorphism
trimorphism
zygomorphism

Synonyms and antonyms of metamorphism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «metamorphism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METAMORPHISM

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

Translator English - Chinese

变质
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

metamorfismo
570 millions of speakers

English

metamorphism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कायांतरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التحول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

метаморфизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

metamorfismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গঠন বা আকারাদির পরিবর্তন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

métamorphisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Metamorfisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Metamorphismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

変成作用
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

변성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Metamorphism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

biến chất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வெளியுரு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेटामर्फर्फिज्म
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

başkalaşım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

metamorfismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

metamorfizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

метаморфизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

metamorfism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

metamorphism
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

metamorfisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

metamorphism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

metamorfose
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of metamorphism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METAMORPHISM»

The term «metamorphism» is regularly used and occupies the 102.999 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «METAMORPHISM» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METAMORPHISM»

Discover the use of metamorphism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to metamorphism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Low-Grade Metamorphism
This book rectifies that shortfall, building on the foundations of Low-Temperature Metamorphism by Martin Frey (1987).
M. Frey, Douglas Robinson, 2009
2
Ultrahigh Pressure Metamorphism
This book examines the geological aspects of the ultrahigh pressure minerals - diamond and coesite - in the Earth's crust.
Robert G. Coleman, Xiaomin Wang, 2005
3
Regional Metamorphism of Ore Deposits and Genetic ...
The unifying theme to the papers in this volume is that they deal with economic accumulations of sulfide minerals which, together with their host rocks, have been affected to varying degrees by regional metamorphism.
Paul G. Spry, Lubonyr Taras Bryndzia, 1990
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Ultrahigh-Pressure Metamorphism: 25 Years After The ...
This book provides insights into the formation of diamond and coesite at very high pressures and explores new ideas regarding the tectonic setting of this style of metamorphism.
Larissa Dobrzhinetskaya, Shah Wali Faryad, Simon Wallis, 2011
5
String Quartet No. 1 "Metamorphism".
String Quartet No. 1 "Metamorphism" by Roger Matthew Brown, Jr., written in late summer and early fall of 2008 at his home in Hollywood, CA.
Roger Matthew Brown (Jr), 2008
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High-Temperature Metamorphism and Crustal Anatexis
Third, the timing of peak metamorphism with respect to deformation in the high- grade Pre- cambrian terrains is different from that in Phanerozoic collisional zones: in many Precambrian terrains, deformation continued during cooling at constant ...
J.R. Ashworth, M. Brown, 1990
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Metamorphic Rocks and Their Geodynamic Significance: A ...
METAMORPHISM: FACTORS AND MECHANISMS DEFINITION OF METAMORPHISM Metamorphism is the sum of all transformations which cause a rearrangement of the elements of a rock at the atomic scale, leading to a recrystallization in ...
Jacques Kornprobst, 2002
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Low-Grade Metamorphism of Mafic Rocks
Regional. low-grade. polygenetic. metamorphism. and. inversion. in. the. northern. part. of. the. Eastern. Belt,. Northern. Sierra. Nevada,. California. Richard E. Bevins Department of Geology, National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park, Cardiff ...
Peter Schiffman, Howard W. Day, 1995
9
Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks
The book discusses the most common metamorphic rock types, their nomenclature, structure and graphical representation of their mineral assemblages.
Kurt Bucher, Rodney Grapes, 2011
10
Ultrahigh-pressure Metamorphism and Geodynamics in ...
(0 tioned Rb/Sr ages of 167 ± 5 Ma would indicate the time of the retrograded UHP rock cooling through a temperature of -450 ± 50°C. Tectonic Implications Timing of ultrahigh-pressure metamorphism As discussed above, because of the  ...
Wallace Gary Ernst, J. G. Liou, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «METAMORPHISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term metamorphism is used in the context of the following news items.
1
UPSC Civil Services GK update - Physical Geography: The Rocks …
b) Metamorphism results in crystallisation and reorganisation of materials that make up rocks. c) Particularly during the Earth's movements or ... «PaGaLGuY, Jul 15»
2
Atacama Leases Producing El Durazno Copper Gold Silver Mine
The mineralized structure is hosted within a zone of skarnification derived from the contact metamorphism related to a large intermediate ... «Junior Mining Network, Jul 15»
3
Talc market - global size, share, trends analysis and industry …
It is a metamorphic mineral and occurs due to metamorphism of magnesium minerals such as olivine, amphibole, serpentine and pyroxene in ... «WhaTech, Jul 15»
4
Pics: Cape Town set for Menswear Week
Zipped insets offer amorphed metamorphism on some garments, as well as extended lengths or shortened lengths as desired. «Independent Online, Jun 15»
5
Molecular machinery behind circadian clock's ticking revealed
... that one of the other clock proteins, KaiB, switches reversibly between two protein folds in a rare phenomenon known as metamorphism. «Royal Society of Chemistry, Jun 15»
6
Neutron scattering helping conserve the world's great historic …
Geologically marble is formed by the alteration (metamorphism) of limestone under high temperature and high pressure. The metamorphic ... «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
7
Asian Mineral Resources Identifies Multiple New High-Grade Nickel …
Ban Phuc has previously been considered to have experienced amphibolite facies metamorphism, under which sulphides were thought to ... «Benzinga, Jun 15»
8
Fractal analysis for natural resources management
A. Carbone, B. M. Chiaia, B. Frigo, C. Turk, Snow metamorphism: a fractal approach, Phys. Rev. E 82, p. 036103, 2010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE. «SPIE Newsroom, Jun 15»
9
Dr. Flint on Graphite Deposits: Potential Based on Processing
As the metamorphism increases so does the grade and size of the graphite flakes. These are usually located within specific metamorphic ... «InvestorIntel, Jun 15»
10
The importance of archiving heritage
Joto Mot Toto Poth is a journey of metamorphism, in a belief of God's non-existence, the irrelevance of superstitious beliefs and complete ... «The Statesman, Jun 15»

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