Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 04/12/17 Orogeny

Orogeny (noun)
orogeny [aw-roj-uh-nee, oh-roj-]


noun, Geology.
1. the process of mountain making or upheaval.

Also called orogenesis [awr-uh-jen-uh-sis, or-uh-].

Origin: First recorded in 1885-90; oro- + -geny

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