What does fossilization mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  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    becoming inflexible or out of date


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    The process of becoming fixed, unchanging, and out of date.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

  1. Fossilization(noun)

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

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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fossilization in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fossilization in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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