Definition of Denudation

1. Noun. The removal of covering.

Exact synonyms: Baring, Husking, Stripping, Uncovering
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Specialized synonyms: Deforestation, Disforestation, Cornhusking
Derivative terms: Denude, Husk, Strip



Definition of Denudation

1. n. The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare.

Definition of Denudation

1. Noun. The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare. ¹

2. Noun. (geology) The laying bare of rocks by the washing away of the overlying earth, etc.; or the excavation and removal of them by the action of running water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Denudation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Denudation

1. 1. The act of stripping off covering, or removing the surface; a making bare. 2. The laying bare of rocks by the washing away of the overlying earth, etc.; or the excavation and removal of them by the action of running water. Origin: L. Denudatio: cf. F. Denudation. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Denudation

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1. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"Under Buckland's term of "denudation," geology at the present day signifies ... Marine denudation, so far as it affects land-areas, is limited to a narrow ..."

2. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Ninetheenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"Under Buckland's term of "denudation," geology at the present day signifies ... Marine denudation, so far as it affects land-areas, is limited to a narrow ..."

3. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1891)
"The term denudation is used by geologists to express the general erosion which the ... The correlative of denudation is sedimentation, and the amount of ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
""denudation," by derivation, refers specifically to stripping or laying bare. ... Almost, if not quite, without exception, " denudation " refers to ..."

5. Geographical Essays by William Morris Davis (1909)
"XVI • PLAINS OF MARINE AND SUB-AERIAL denudation Introduction. Geologists to-day may be divided into two schools on the basis of the theories which they ..."

6. The Student's Manual of Geology by Joseph Beete Jukes (1872)
"denudation.* denudation consists in the wearing away of rock-masses, and the consequent exposure of other rocks previously covered. ..."

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