Definitions for fossilization

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word fossilization

Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fossilization, fossilisation(noun)

    the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone

  2. fossilization, fossilisation(noun)

    becoming inflexible or out of date

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. fossilization(Noun)

    The process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil.

  2. fossilization(Noun)

    The process of becoming fixed, unchanging, and out of date.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Fossilization(noun)

    the process of converting, or of being converted, into a fossil

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. fossilisation.]

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Fossilization

    In linguistic morphology, fossilization refers to two close notions. One is preserving of ancient linguistic features which have lost their grammatical functions in language. Another is loss of productivity of a grammatical paradigm, which still remains in use in some words. Examples of fossilization include fossilized morphemes and fossil words.

Translations for fossilization

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for fossilization »


Find a translation for the fossilization definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these fossilization definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"fossilization." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 30 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for fossilization? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for fossilization:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.