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

Other words from paleomagnetism

paleomagnetic \ˌpā-lē-ō-mag-ˈne-tik \ adjective
paleomagnetically \ˌpā-lē-ō-mag-ˈne-ti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
paleomagnetist \ˌpā-lē-ō-ˈmag-nə-tist \ noun

First Known Use of paleomagnetism

1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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