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From paleo- +‎ magnetism.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /peɪlɪə(ʊ)ˈmaɡnətɪzm/

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paleomagnetism (usually uncountable, plural paleomagnetisms)

  1. (geology) The study of the strength and direction of the Earth's magnetic field as it has changed over geologic time.
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society, published 2011, page 139:
      The crucial work on palaeomagnetism was already under way less than ten years after Holmes's first edition.

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