What is another word for volcanism?

Pronunciation: [vˈɒlkɐnˌɪzəm] (IPA)

Volcanism, the geological phenomenon of volcanic eruptions, can be described through a variety of synonyms. One common alternative term is volcanic activity, which encompasses not only explosive eruptions but also quieter volcanic processes such as effusive flows and degassing. Another related term is magmatism, which refers to the formation and movement of magma within the Earth's crust and mantle. Furthermore, some may use the term volcanic behavior to describe the patterns of volcanic activity, including the frequency and scale of eruptions. Finally, the word vulcanism is occasionally used as a variation of volcanism, though it is less common and mainly used in European languages.

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What are the hypernyms for Volcanism?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    plate tectonics, Earth processes, geological activity, geological phenomena.

What are the hyponyms for Volcanism?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Volcanism

"volcanism is still one of the most inexplicable and profound problems which defy the power of geologists to explain, and one of its most singular peculiarities is the fact that it sometimes breaks forth simultaneously in widely distant portions of the earth.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror"
Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
"The focus of annihilation was the new crater midway between the sea and the peak of Mount Pelee where now exists a new area of active volcanism, with hundreds of fumaroles or miniature volcanoes.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror"
Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
It may be volcanism or it may be a fault shifting.
"The Flaming Mountain"
Harold Leland Goodwin

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