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Definition of Igneous

Igneous
Igneous Ig"ne*ous, a. [L. igneus, fr. ignis fire; allied to Skr. agni, Lith. ugnis, OSlav. ogne.] 1. Pertaining to, having the nature of, fire; containing fire; resembling fire; as, an igneous appearance. 2. (Geol.) Resulting from, or produced by, the action of fire; as, lavas and basalt are igneous rocks.

Meaning of Igneous from wikipedia

- Igneous rock (derived from the Latin word ignis meaning fire), or magmatic rock, is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and...
- Igneous petrology is the study of igneous rocks—those that are formed from magma. As a branch of geology, igneous petrology is closely related to volcanology...
- Igneous textures include the rock textures occurring in igneous rocks. Igneous textures are used by geologists in determining the mode of origin igneous...
- three main groups: igneous rocks, metamorphic rocks and sedimentary rocks. Rocks form the Earth's outer solid layer, the crust. Igneous rocks are formed...
- A large igneous province (LIP) is an extremely large ac****ulation of igneous rocks, including intrusive (sills, ****s) and extrusive (lava flows, tephra...
- Anorthosite – A mafic intrusive igneous rock composed predominantly of plagioclase Aplite – A fine-grained intrusive igneous rock type similar to granite...
- intrusions; see Sierra Nevada batholith. Intrusions are one of the two ways igneous rock can form; the other is extrusive rock, that is, a volcanic eruption...
- geologic time among the three main rock types: sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous. As the adjacent diagram illustrates, each of the types of rocks is altered...
- phyllites as intermediate steps. Certain schists are derived from fine-grained igneous rocks such as basalts and tuffs. Before the mid-18th century, the terms...
- Granite ( /ˈɡrænɪt/) is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granites can be predominantly white...
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