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paleomagnetism

noun pa·leo·mag·ne·tism \ˌpā-lē-ō-ˈmag-nə-ˌti-zəm, especially British ˌpa-\

Definition of PALEOMAGNETISM

1
:  the intensity and direction of residual magnetization in ancient rocks
2
:  a science that deals with paleomagnetism
pa·leo·mag·net·ic \-mag-ˈne-tik\ adjective
pa·leo·mag·net·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
pa·leo·mag·ne·tist \-ˈmag-nə-tist\ noun

First Known Use of PALEOMAGNETISM

1854

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