HyperDic: geological_process

English > 1 sense of the expression geological process:
NOUNprocessgeological process, geologic process(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
English > geological process: 1 sense > noun 1, process
Meaning(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified.
Synonymgeologic process
CategorygeologyA science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks / rocks
Narroweralluviongradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
desertificationThe gradual transformation of habitable land into desert
diastrophismThe process of deformation that produces continents and ocean basins in the earth's crust
erosion, eroding, eating away, wearing, wearing away(geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
fold, foldingA geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
glaciationThe process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice
intrusionThe forcing of molten rock / rock into fissures or between strata of an earlier rock / rock formation
metamorphismchange in the structure of rock / rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat or introduction of new chemical substances
orogenyThe process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)
stratificationforming or depositing in layers
subductionA geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishproceso geológico
Catalanprocés geològic

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