geologic process


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Noun1.geologic process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
alluvion - gradual formation of new land, by recession of the sea or deposit of sediment
desertification - the gradual transformation of habitable land into desert; is usually caused by climate change or by destructive use of the land; "the dust storms in Korea are the result of rapid desertification in China"
diastrophism - the process of deformation that produces continents and ocean basins in the earth's crust
eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing, wearing away - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
folding, fold - a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
glaciation - the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice
intrusion - the forcing of molten rock into fissures or between strata of an earlier rock formation
metamorphism - change in the structure of rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat or introduction of new chemical substances
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
orogeny - the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)
stratification - forming or depositing in layers
subduction - a geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate
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Helens 30 years ago today was part of a continuing geologic process.
Impact Cratering: A Geologic Process, Oxford University Press, New York, 1989
By obvious, she partly means Earth-like and partly means that no chemical or geologic process could have produced a similar signature.