Definition of palaeomagnetic in English:

palaeomagnetic

(US paleomagnetic)

adjective

  • See palaeomagnetism

    • ‘This project will gather geochronological, paleomagnetic and geochemical data required to test the hypothesis that the Umkondo and Laurentian provinces are expressions of a single large-scale magmatic event.’
    • ‘The paradigm of plate tectonics was finally accepted by the majority of the geoscience community and the use of palaeomagnetic data to interpret continental drift began in earnest.’
    • ‘The many terranes without reliable palaeomagnetic data are placed according to the affinities of their contained fauna.’
    • ‘The Late Palaeozoic palaeomagnetic database for Siberia is poor apart from Late Permian times.’
    • ‘Recent palaeomagnetic and geodynamic constraints envisage an early Mesoproterozoic supercontinent that at least included Laurentia and Baltica.’

Pronunciation

palaeomagnetic

/ˌpalɪə(ʊ)maɡˈnɛtɪk//ˌpeɪlɪə(ʊ)maɡˈnɛtɪk/