plutonism definition

  • noun:
    • The old geological principle that the stones developing the planet earth were formed in fire by volcanic activity, with an ongoing gradual process of weathering and erosion, then deposited on water bed, re-formed into levels of sedimentary rock by heat and stress, and raised once more.
    • the idea, early higher level in geology, your successive rocks of this earth"s crust were created by igneous fusion; -- against the Neptunian principle.
    • The doctrines regarding the Plutonists.

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