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Meaning of MAGMA

Pronunciation:  'magmu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  molten rock in the earth's crust

MAGMA is a 5 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: rock, stone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mag"ma\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to squeeze, knead.]
1. Any crude mixture of mineral or organic matters in the
   state of a thin paste. --Ure.

2. (Med.)
   (a) 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.
   (b) A salve or confection of thick consistency.

3. (Geol.)
   (a) The molten matter within the earth, the source of the
       material of lava flows, dikes of eruptive rocks, etc.
   (b) The glassy base of an eruptive rock.

4. (Chem.) The amorphous or homogenous matrix or ground mass,
   as distinguished from well-defined crystals; as, the magma
   of porphyry.

Computing Dictionary

A program used for heavy duty algebraic computation in many branches of mathematics. Magma, developed by John Cannon and associates at the University of Sydney, succeeded cayley. It runs at several hundred sites.

E-mail: <[email protected]>.


[W. Bosma, J. Cannon and C. Playoust, The Magma algebra system I: The user language, J. Symb. Comp., 24, 3/4, 1997, 235-265].