Definition of contact metamorphism in English:

contact metamorphism


mass nounGeology
  • Metamorphism due to contact with or proximity to an igneous intrusion.

    • ‘As there is no sign of contact metamorphism in the limestones, we interpret this to be a normal fault.’
    • ‘The mineralogical and textural alteration in the country rocks resulting from this heating by igneous bodies is called contact metamorphism.’
    • ‘But the effects of contact metamorphism on its engineering geological properties, have been studied only in this work.’
    • ‘It also occurs as a secondary mineral associated with contact metamorphism of limestone.’
    • ‘At the granite contact, there is some evidence of contact metamorphism.’