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Meaning of "ophiolite" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OPHIOLITE

ophiolite  [ˈɒfɪəˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OPHIOLITE

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Ophiolite is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OPHIOLITE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

ophiolite

Ophiolite

An ophiolite /ˈɒfiəlaɪt/ is a section of the Earth's oceanic crust and the underlying upper mantle that has been uplifted and exposed above sea level and often emplaced onto continental crustal rocks. Ophio is Greek for snake, and lite means stone from the Greek lithos, after the often-green-color rocks that make up many ophiolites. The term ophiolite was originally used by Alexandre Brongniart for an assemblage of green rocks in the Alps; Steinmann later modified its use to include serpentine, pillow lava, and chert, again based on occurrences in the Alps. The term was little-used in other areas until the late 1950s to early 1960s, with the recognition that this assemblage provided an analog for oceanic crust and the process of seafloor spreading. This recognition was tied to two events: the observation of magnetic anomaly stripes on the seafloor, parallel to oceanic ridge systems, interpreted by Frederick Vine and Drummond...

Definition of ophiolite in the English dictionary

The definition of ophiolite in the dictionary is a type of marble containing serpentine, normally used to ornamental purposes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OPHIOLITE


Bakelite
ˈbeɪkəˌlaɪt
cryolite
ˈkraɪəˌlaɪt
crystallite
ˈkrɪstəˌlaɪt
eudialyte
juːˈdaɪəˌlaɪt
fayalite
ˈfeɪəˌlaɪt
featherlight
ˈfeðəˌlaɪt
hyalite
ˈhaɪəˌlaɪt
ichthyolite
ˈɪkθɪəˌlaɪt
iolite
ˈaɪəˌlaɪt
Ishmaelite
ˈɪʃmeɪəˌlaɪt
Israelite
ˈɪzrɪəˌlaɪt
marialite
ˈmærɪəˌlaɪt
metabolite
mɪˈtæbəˌlaɪt
rhyolite
ˈraɪəˌlaɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
sepiolite
ˈsiːpɪəˌlaɪt
socialite
ˈsəʊʃəˌlaɪt
tantalite
ˈtæntəˌlaɪt
variolite
ˈvɛərɪəˌlaɪt
zeolite
ˈziːəˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OPHIOLITE

ophicalcite
ophicleide
ophidian
ophidiarium
ophiolater
ophiolatrous
ophiolatry
ophiolitic
ophiologic
ophiological
ophiologist
ophiology
ophiomorph
ophiomorphic
ophiomorphous
ophiophagous
ophiophilist
Ophir
ophite
ophitic

WORDS THAT END LIKE OPHIOLITE

actinolite
aerolite
amphibolite
antimetabolite
catabolite
chrysolite
coprolite
cosmopolite
crocidolite
elite
impolite
indicolite
lepidolite
microlite
oolite
polite
rhodolite
scapolite
staurolite
theodolite
tremolite

Synonyms and antonyms of ophiolite in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ophiolite» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OPHIOLITE

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

Translator English - Chinese

蛇绿岩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ofiolita
570 millions of speakers

English

ophiolite
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ophiolite
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أفيوليت
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

офиолитовый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ophiolite
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ophiolite
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ophiolite
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ophiolit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ophiolith
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オフィオライト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

ophiolite
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ophiolite
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ophiolit
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ophiolite
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओपिओलाइट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ofiyolit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ofioliti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ofiolitem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

офіолітової
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ophiolite
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οφιολιθικό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ophiolite
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ophiolite
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ofiolittkompleks
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ophiolite

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OPHIOLITE»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OPHIOLITE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OPHIOLITE»

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Betts Cove Ophiolite and Its Cover Rocks, Newfoundland
The Betts Cove area of the Baie Verte Peninsula, northern Newfoundland, is of interest for its mineral exploration history and for its ophiolitic complex formed through sea floor spreading.
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Ophiolites in Earth History
Despite this, problems and controversy remain with respect to the age of high-P metamorphism, the vergence of structures in deformed rocks beneath the ophiolite, the suprasubduction character of the ophiolite and the P- T conditions of the ...
Yildirim Dilek, Paul T. Robinson, 2003
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A Petrographic Atlas of Ophiolite: An example from the ...
Formation with the Troodos Ophiolite has been variously interpreted as subduction/accretion, oceanic transform faulting, strike-slip, collision and/or paleo -rotation of a Troodos microplate (Robertson and Xenophontos 1993). Both the Oman ...
Naresh Ghose, Nilanjan Chatterjee, . Fareeduddin, 2013
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Geological Studies in the Klamath Mountains Province, ...
INTRODUCTION Significant features of western North America are the Middle Jurassic Josephine and Coast Range ophiolite belts. Although details surrounding the origin and history of the Josephine ophiolite are well understood (e.g., ...
Arthur W. Snoke, Calvin G. Barnes, 2006
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Ophiolites, Arcs, and Batholiths: A Tribute to Cliff Hopson
JURASSIC COAST RANGE OPHIOLITE REMNANTS IN CALIFORNIA Groups of Coast Range Ophiolite Remnants Group A: Coast Range ophiolite remnants with or without volcanopelagic cover, southern Coast Range west of Salinian block.
James Earl Wright, John W. Shervais, 2008
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Structure of the Canyon Mountain (Oregon) Ophiolite Complex ...
Introduction. Sea-floor spreading and plate tectonics have been widely accepted since the publications of Hess (1962), Isacks and others (1968), and many others (see Wyllie, 1971). The mechanism that causes sea-floor spreading is, ...
Hans G. Avé Lallemant, 1976
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Tectonic Evolution of Northwestern México and the ...
GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK Vizcaino Peninsula Ophiolite — Late Triassic ocean crust and overlying sedimentary rocks Remnants of Upper Triassic ophiolite are exposed discontinu- ously in a northwest-trending belt from Punta Quebrada to ...
Scott E. Johnson, 2003
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Ophiolites and Oceanic Crust: New Insights from Field ...
Tethyan. ophiolites,. mantle. convection,. and. tectonic. "historical. contingency": A. resolution. of. the. "ophiolite. conundrum". Eldridge M. Moores and Louise H. Kellogg Department of Geology, University of California, Davis, California 95616,  ...
Yildirim Dilek, 2000
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Tectonic Development of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
The Komiirhan ophiolite exhibits an intact ophiolite pseudostratigraphy. The base of this has been metamorphosed to amphibolite facies during intraoceanic subduction- thrusting. The amphibolitic rocks were intruded by synkinematic granitic ...
A. H. F. Robertson, Demosthenis Mountrakis, 2006
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Western Cordillera and Adjacent Areas
Evolution. of. a. polygenetic. ophiolite: The. Jurassic. Ingalls. Ophiolite,. Washington. Cascades. Gregory D. Harper* Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, State University of New York. Albany, AW York 12222, USA Robert B. Miller ...
Terry W Swanson, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OPHIOLITE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ophiolite is used in the context of the following news items.
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Insider Buying: Jos Nicholas Sierra Acquires 800000 Shares of …
EMED Mining's exploration areas in Cyprus are centered on the Troodos ophiolite complex. KEFI Minerals Plc is a gold and copper exploration ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
2
Savannah finds massive copper targets in Oman
... identified a number of potential clusters of Volcanic Massive Sulphides (VMS) in the strongly mineralised Semail Ophiolite in northern Oman. «Zawya, Jul 15»
3
Lopez,Jose N. S Purchases 800000 Shares of EMED Mining Public …
EMED Mining's exploration areas in Cyprus are centered on the Troodos ophiolite complex. KEFI Minerals Plc is a gold and copper exploration ... «WKRB News, Jul 15»
4
Shetland's geological journey explained
A further section describes the Shetland Ophiolite – an ancient oceanic floor – which forms parts of Unst and Fetlar, and which in the former ... «Shetland News, Jun 15»
5
UPDATE - Savannah Resources buoyed by further good gold …
"Blocks 4 & 5 cover areas of the ophiolite belt that are prospective for copper-rich VMS deposits and have numerous known gold and base ... «Proactive Investors UK, Jun 15»
6
Mining royalty rises to 10% in Oman
Oman's 700 km long and nearly 150 km wide mountains contain the best exposed Ophiolite suite of rocks. Oman boasts sizeable mineral ... «Zawya, May 15»
7
Geophysicists head to Hajar Mountains in search of black gold
The material exposed over the top of the continental crust is known as ophiolite. This raised material usually contains igneous or volcanic rocks ... «The National, May 15»
8
Magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Nepal
The Indus-Tsangpo Suture Zone is located roughly 200 km north of the Himalaya Front and is defined by an exposed ophiolite chain along its ... «YubaNet, May 15»
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Three tremors within 1 hr jolt Assam, people on guard
The Indus-Tsangpo Suture Zone is located roughly 200 km north of the Himalaya Front and is defined by an exposed ophiolite chain along its ... «Times of India, May 15»
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Savannah Resources Plc's "Speculative Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at …
In addition, the Company has interests in two copper projects in the prospective Semail Ophiolite Belt in Oman. Receive News & Ratings for ... «Dakota Financial News, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ophiolite [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ophiolite>. Aug 2019 ».
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