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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