Definition of Fossilisation

1. Noun. The process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone.

Exact synonyms: Fossilization
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Specialized synonyms: Petrifaction, Petrification
Derivative terms: Fossilise, Fossilize



2. Noun. Becoming inflexible or out of date.
Exact synonyms: Fossilization
Generic synonyms: Passage, Transition
Derivative terms: Fossilise

Definition of Fossilisation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of fossilization) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fossilisation

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fossil record
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fossilisation (current term)
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Literary usage of Fossilisation

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1. The Ancient Life-history of the Earth: A Comprehensive Outline of the by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1898)
"These processes are numerous and varied; but there are three principal modes of fossilisation which alone need be considered here. In the first instance, ..."

2. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1903)
"... Some of the most remarkable examples of this type of fossilisation are the Jelly-fishes which have left their records in Cambrian and Jurassic strata. ..."

3. A Text-book of Coal-mining: For the Use of Colliery Managers and Others by Herbert William Hughes (1898)
"... are drawn together by this action, forming the Hints and cherts of the chalk. fossilisation.—This is merely a case of segregation round organic matter. ..."

4. Conduct and Its Disorders: Biologically Considered by Charles Arthur Mercier (1911)
"... III INSTINCT AND REASON A. The fossilisation of Reason into Instinct DOGS that have been under domestication for innumerable generations, and that, ..."

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