• WordNet 3.6
    • n magma molten rock in the earth's crust
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Magma (Med) A salve or confection of thick consistency.
    • Magma (Med) A thick residuum obtained from certain substances after the fluid parts are expressed from them; the grounds which remain after treating a substance with any menstruum, as water or alcohol.
    • Magma Any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the state of a thin paste.
    • Magma (Chem) The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass, as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma of porphyry.
    • Magma (Geol) The glassy base of an eruptive rock.
    • Magma (Geol) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n magma Any crude mixture, especially of organic matters, in the form of a thin paste.
    • n magma In medicine
    • n magma The thick residuum obtained after subjecting certain substances to pressure to extract the fluid parts.
    • n magma The grounds which remain after treating a substance with water, alcohol, or any other menstruum.
    • n magma A salve of a certain degree of consistence.
    • n magma A confection.
    • n magma In petrol., the ground-mass or basis of a rock; that part which is amorphous or which has no decidedly individualized contours, so far as can be made out from examination of thin sections with the aid of a microscope. It is in such an amorphous homogeneous magma or ground-mass that the crystalline elements of many rocks are embedded. The term magma is also frequently used to designate molten or plastic material lying beneath the surface, which it is desirable to speak of, without any specific indication of its mineral character, in discussing the phenomena of volcanism, metamorphism, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Magma mag′ma any soft doughy mass: the molten mass within the earth's crust: the residuum after expressing the juice from fruits.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. , fr. to squeeze, knead
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Crystals, separation in lava-magmas.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Specimen soft magma of the pool margin.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
Magma nagcal-logong no maibagam pag-ong.
"A Little Book of Filipino Riddles" by Various
At least such has been the case in the granitic magma of which Mr. Wilson now possesses the solidified results.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
Next morning the drained magma is put into a strong bag, and squeezed in a press.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
I think it is best to break the stones of the Cherries, before you put their Magma into the bag.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
And the magma'll be thick, viscous stuff, like basalt on Terra.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
They are probably the result of the differentiation of the parent magma.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
That's what blew holes in your crust and let the magma out.
"Tulan" by Carroll Mather Capps
Just what will crystallize out of the magma is uncertain.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking

In news:

Hot, liquid magma on the rise in Halemaumau Crater.
The temperature of magma ranges between 700 C and 1300 C.
Drilling in Iceland lead by geologists from UC Davis hit magma this week.
Magma may be melting Greenland ice.
However, because many companies are not comfortable with the idea of a VPN connection from behind their firewall into Magma 's corporate network, Magma 's CRM remained largely unused.
Delve into volcanoes, magma .
Rise of crater floor means molten magma is rising.
Magma pooling below Atlantis-myth volcano.
Small Tree Demonstrates Magma's ExpressBox 3T Expansion Chassis for Thunderbolt Technology at Infocomm 2012.
Hot, liquid magma on the rise in Halemaumau Crater .
Expedition to map deep magma plume, the dinosaurs' undoing.
Pressure is building in the magma chamber that lies within the iconic Japanese volcano, due to 2011 earthquakes.
Magma Fincorp to Buy GE Capital India's Home Loan Business.
And because the crater formed relatively recently, it might still be restive, and plenty of liquid hot magma may still be lurking beneath it.
Analysis of lunar rock samples thought to be derived from original lunar magma has given scientists a new estimate of the Moon's age.

In science:

In so doing, we create a class of symbolic abelian QHSAs that are analogous to those symbolic algorithms found within such software packages as Axiom, Cayley, Magma, Maple, and Mathematica.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
Thus it is not possible to define a weak omega category as an omega magma that admits an appropriate, structure preserving embedding into a strict omega category.
Weak Omega Categories I
One can then define a weak omega category to be an omega magma that is the domain of a span to a strict omega category.
Weak Omega Categories I
The coherence conditions that make the omega magma a weak omega category are expressed by a particular span from the omega magma to a strict omega category.
Weak Omega Categories I
We therefore have chosen to allow the strict omega category Y and the omega magma Z to be completely arbitrary while retaining certain axioms on the span from X to Y .
Weak Omega Categories I