noun see brecciate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • brecciation — noun The formation of breccia such as by external shock the brecciation of the strata …   Wiktionary

  • brecciation — See brecciate. * * * …   Universalium

  • brecciation — brec·ci·a·tion …   English syllables

  • brecciation — ˌbrechēˈāshən, esh noun ( s) : formation of a breccia …   Useful english dictionary

  • brecciate — brecciation /brech ee ay sheuhn, bresh /, n. /brech ee ayt , bresh /, v.t., brecciated, brecciating. Petrol. to form as breccia. [1765 75; BRECCI(A) + ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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  • brecciate — transitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1772 1. to form (rock) into breccia 2. to break (rock) into fragments • brecciation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Weaubleau-Osceola structure — The Weaubleau Osceola structure is thought to be a meteorite impact site in western Missouri near the towns of Osceola and Weaubleau. It is believed to have been caused by a 1200 ft (366 m) meteoroid between 310 and 340 million years ago during… …   Wikipedia

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