Definition of Metamorphic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks). "Marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish"

Exact synonyms: Metamorphous
Partainyms: Metamorphosis, Metamorphosis
Derivative terms: Metamorphosis



2. Adjective. Characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance.

Definition of Metamorphic

1. a. Subject to change; changeable; variable.

Definition of Metamorphic

1. Adjective. (geology) Having been structurally altered as a result of, or resulting from, exposure to intense heat and/or pressure (at the contact zone between colliding plates, for example). ¹

2. Noun. (minerology) A rock that has been changed from its original form by subjection to heat and/or pressure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Metamorphic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Metamorphic

1. 1. Subject to change; changeable; variable. 2. Causing a change of structure. 3. Pertaining to, produced by, or exhibiting, certain changes which minerals or rocks may have undergone since their original deposition; especially applied to the recrystallization which sedimentary rocks have undergone through the influence of heat and pressure, after which they are called metamorphic rocks. See: Metamorphosis. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Metamorphic

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1. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"ON THE DIFFERENT AGES OF THE metamorphic ROCKS. Age of each set of metamorphic strata twofold—Test of age by fossils and mineral character not available ..."

2. A Manual of Elementary Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"ACCORDING to the theory adopted in the last chapter, the age of each set of metamorphic strata is twofold, — they have been deposited at one period, ..."

3. A Text-book of Geology for Use in Universities: Colleges, Schools of Science by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1920)
"From this we learn that the metamorphic rocks arc closely allied to both of the other ... The change may be so great that the metamorphic product bears no ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"A comparison of the Lower Silurian series in the west of Ireland with the metamorphic group of the same region and Donegal shows so strong a resemblance ..."

5. Elements of Geology by Charles Lyell (1839)
"Different Ages of metamorphic Rocks. mainland; 2dly, The abrupt truncation of dikes, such as those at d (Fig. 293.), cut off on the surface of the granite; ..."

6. Field Geology by Frederic Henry Lahee (1917)
"metamorphic ROCKS evidence of shearing; flow-like curves of the banding, ... Original Depth of metamorphic Rocks.—A rock which has characteristics due to ..."

7. Elements of Geology: A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader by Joseph LeConte (1891)
"For this reason they are called metamorphic rocks. Position.—All the lowest and oldest rocks ... metamorphic rocks are found of all ages up to the Tertiary. ..."

8. Elements of Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its by Charles Lyell (1865)
"ON THE DIFFERENT AGES OF THE metamorphic ROCKS. Age of each set of metamorphic strata twofold—Test of age by fossils and mineral character not available ..."

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