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paleomagnetism

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

Definition of paleomagnetism

  1. 1 :  the intensity and direction of residual magnetization in ancient rocks

  2. 2 :  a science that deals with paleomagnetism

pa·leo·mag·net·ic play \-mag-ˈne-tik\ adjective
pa·leo·mag·net·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
pa·leo·mag·ne·tist play \-ˈmag-nə-tist\ noun


1854

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1854


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