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Meaning of "xenolith" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF XENOLITH

xenolith  [ˈzɛnəlɪθ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF XENOLITH

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adjective
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Xenolith 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 XENOLITH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

xenolith

Xenolith

A xenolith is a rock fragment which becomes enveloped in a larger rock during the latter's development and hardening. In geology, the term xenolith is almost exclusively used to describe inclusions in igneous rock during magma emplacement and eruption. Xenoliths may be engulfed along the margins of a magma chamber, torn loose from the walls of an erupting lava conduit or explosive diatreme or picked up along the base of a flowing lava on Earth's surface. A xenocryst is an individual foreign crystal included within an igneous body. Examples of xenocrysts are quartz crystals in a silica-deficient lava and diamonds within kimberlite diatremes. Although the term xenolith is most commonly associated with igneous inclusions, a broad definition could include rock fragments which have become encased in sedimentary rock. Xenoliths are sometimes found in recovered meteorites. To be considered a true xenolith, the included rock must be identifiably different from the rock in which it is enveloped; an included rock of similar type is called an autolith or a cognate inclusion.

Definition of xenolith in the English dictionary

The definition of xenolith in the dictionary is a fragment of rock differing in origin, composition, structure, etc, from the igneous rock enclosing it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH XENOLITH


acrolith
ˈækrəlɪθ
batholith
ˈbæθəlɪθ
coccolith
ˈkɒkəlɪθ
coprolith
ˈkɒprəlɪθ
cystolith
ˈsɪstəlɪθ
gastrolith
ˈɡæstrəlɪθ
laccolith
ˈlækəlɪθ
lopolith
ˈlɒpəlɪθ
megalith
ˈmɛɡəlɪθ
monolith
ˈmɒnəlɪθ
phytolith
ˈfaɪtəlɪθ
regolith
ˈrɛɡəlɪθ
rhabdolith
ˈræbdəlɪθ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE XENOLITH

xenogamy
xenogeneic
xenogenesis
xenogenetic
xenogenic
xenogenous
xenogeny
xenoglossia
xenoglossy
xenograft
xenolithic
xenomania
xenomenia
xenomorphic
xenomorphically
xenon
Xenophanes
xenophile
xenophobe
xenophobia

WORDS THAT END LIKE XENOLITH

aerolith
cyclolith
enterolith
eolith
granolith
microlith
neolith
oolith
otolith
palaeolith
paleolith
peristalith
phacolith
pisolith
rhinolith
sialolith
statolith
tallith
urolith
zoolith

Synonyms and antonyms of xenolith in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «xenolith» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF XENOLITH

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The translations of xenolith from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «xenolith» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

包体
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

xenolito
570 millions of speakers

English

xenolith
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

xenolith
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

xenolith
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ксенолит
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

xenolith
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রোত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

enclave
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Xenolith
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

xenolith
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

捕獲岩
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

포로 암 암석 조각
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Xenolith
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xenolith
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எரிமலையின் கடுமையான வெப்பத்தினால் உண்டாக்கப்பட்ட பாறையில் இருக்கும் அதற்குத் தொடர்பில்லாத ஒரு பாறைத் துண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Xenolith
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ksenolit
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

xenolite
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

xenolith
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ксеноліт
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

xenolith
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ξενόλιθος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

xenolith
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

xenolith
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Xenolith
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of xenolith

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOLITH»

The term «xenolith» is normally little used and occupies the 120.312 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «XENOLITH» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «XENOLITH»

Discover the use of xenolith in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to xenolith and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Xenolith
Lassoed, knocked down, face planted in the dirt -- best thing to happen to Frank Bowen in years.
A. Sparrow, 2010
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A Mantle Xenolith Window Into the Grenville Orogeny of ...
The nature of the lithospheric mantle beneath orogenic belts is incompletely understood due to the paucity of mantle xenolith-bearing basaltic magmas in such regions.
Hobart Patrick Young, 2009
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U.S. Geological Survey professional paper
Nockolds (1933) has emphasized the role of volatiles which he suggests furnish a medium of low viscosity through which material can travel by diffusion from a magma both into and from a xenolith. This medium could be a hydrous melt of ...
Geological Survey (U.S.), 1965
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Geology on Your Doorstep: The Role of Urban Geology in Earth ...
I use their definition of xenolith (Table 6.1). Xenoliths Xenoliths only occur in diorite kerbstones and are rarer than enclaves. They show rectangular outlines ( Figs 6.7 and 6.8) and a foliation fabric picked out by quartz veins preserved from the ...
Matthew R. Bennett, 1996
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The Crust
Likewise, the "evolved" xenolith-derived lower crustal estimate of Liu et al. (2001) for the central zone of the North China craton, also has a high-Kid) content that exceeds that in most modern estimates of the upper continental crust (Table 1 ...
Roberta L. Rudnick, 2005
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Intraplate Volcanism in Eastern Australia and New Zealand
1 .5 Xenolith entrainment and transport Introduction Magmatic sampling of high- pressure rock types is unpredictably selective, as discussed above, and adjacent volcanoes, or even successive eruptions from one vent, may yield different ...
R. Wally Johnson, Jan Knutson, Stuart Ross Taylor, 1989
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Mesozoic Sub-continental Lithospheric Thinning Under Eastern ...
... 0 0.0 1.0 on.0 onype of olivine 1eridotitic xenolith 1eridotitic xenolith 1eridotitic xenolith xenocryst xenocryst 1eridotitic xenolith 1eridotitic xenolith 1eridotitic xenolith 1eridotitic xenolith 1eridotitic xenolith 1eridotitic xenolith 1eridotitic xenolith ...
Mingguo Zhai, 2007
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8th International Kimberlite Conference: The J. Barry ...
The age of the underplating is indicated by a number of radio- metric ages for lower crustal xenoliths from this area. A garnet granulite xenolith from the Sweet Grass Hills in northern Montana provides an Sm-Nd isochron age of 1 696 ± 6 Ma ...
R. H. Mitchell, 2004
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Xenolith
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! A xenolith (Greek: "foreign rock") is a rock fragment which becomes enveloped in a larger rock during the latter's development and hardening.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Plate Tectonics
If one can determine the depth from which xenoliths come by therrnobarometry, and estimate the relative abundances of various xenolith populations in the crust, it should be possible to reconstruct a crustal cross-section (Kay and Kay, 1981).
Kent C. Condie, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «XENOLITH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term xenolith is used in the context of the following news items.
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Exploration Geological Model and Exploration Target for BK16
This phase (previously referred to as VK1 in the companies press release dated 6th May 2015) is a dilution zone rich in sandstone and basalt xenoliths and is ... «Stockhouse, Jul 15»
2
30 Happy Hedgehogs
The Xenolith Explorer Scout Unit has been busy building 30 hedgehog boxes following a request from Irene Casson Dalton's resident hedgehog rescue service. «Cumbria Crack, May 15»
3
Ulverston Explorer Scouts get Top Award
Four Xenolith Explorer Scouts Max Carruthers, Madigan Long, Harry Musker and Rowan Barton have reached the pinnacle of Scouting. The Queen's Scout ... «Cumbria Crack, Apr 15»
4
Green-fingered Scouts' efforts take root
Picture Caption: Members of the Ulverston Xenolith Explorer Scout Unit (from left to right) Madigan Long, Liam Redhead, Harry Musker, Michael Frost and ... «The Westmorland Gazette, Mar 15»
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Green-fingered scouts celebrate community garden grant
Members of the Ulverston Xenolith Explorer Scout Unit (L-R) Madigan Long, Liam Redhead, Harry Musker, Michael Frost and Rowan Barton, at the community ... «Cumbria Crack, Mar 15»
6
Researchers propose a novel mechanism to explain High Plains …
Jones had the lightbulb moment for this idea when colleagues, including co-author Kevin Mahan, were describing xenoliths (pieces of crust ejected by volcanic ... «Phys.Org, Mar 15»
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CU-Boulder researchers propose a novel mechanism to explain the …
Jones had the lightbulb moment for this idea when colleagues, including co-author Kevin Mahan, were describing xenoliths (pieces of crust ejected by volcanic ... «CU Boulder News & Events, Mar 15»
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Fox News Still Falsely Claiming Muslim Leaders Have Been Silent …
... is that these people have selective hearing that travels on a different sound wave. A wavelength that can only be translated by xenolith types of brain matter… «PoliticusUSA, Jan 15»
9
'Gold Rush Meteorite' is an Extraterrestrial Treasure Trove
"We suspect that these diamonds are so-called xenoliths," said Yoko Kebukawa late of Hokkaido University, Japan. "Bits and pieces that originated in the interior ... «Nature World News, Nov 14»
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Diamonds, Other Treasures Found In Gold Rush Meteorite
"We suspect that these diamonds are so-called xenoliths,” says Kebukawa. "Bits and pieces that originated in the interior of other much larger parent bodies.". «RedOrbit, Nov 14»

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