katamorphism definition

  • noun:
    • Any form of metamorphism occurring near the Earth's area
    • In geology, any improvement in the texture of stones generated by fracturing and granulation, with recrystallization, wherein stones become finer-grained and foliated, because the creation of gneisses and schists from granites. Chamberlin and Salisbury, 1904.
    • metamorphism that occurs at or near the earth's surface; reduces complex minerals into less complicated people

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