metamorphic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or characterized by metamorphosis.
    • Geology Changed in construction or composition due to metamorphism. Applied of rock.
    • Having been structurally altered as a result of, or caused by, exposure to intense temperature and/or force (on contact zone between colliding plates, including).
    • susceptible to transform; changeable; adjustable.
    • Causing an alteration of construction.
    • Pertaining to, from, or exhibiting, specific modifications which nutrients or stones may have undergone since their original deposition; -- specially applied to the recrystallization which sedimentary stones have undergone through impact of temperature and stress, and after that they truly are known as metamorphic rocks.
    • described as metamorphosis or change in real type or compound
    • of or regarding metamorphosis (especially of rocks)
  • noun:
    • A rock that's been altered from the original type by subjection to warm and/or stress.
  • others:
    • making metamorphosis; changing the proper execution or framework; changing: since, a metamorphic cause or agency; metamorphic action.
    • Exhibiting metamorphosis or metamorphism; changed in kind or construction; metamorphosed.
    • identify metamorphism.
    • Noting events formed by intercrossing of archimorphic events in those parts of the world in which distinct archimorphic races come into contact. Examples of metamorphic events are the Malay, Ethiopians, and Hottentots.

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