1. Formation of an embryonic crystallite from a melt which is followed by the growth of a nucleus to crystal dimensions. See also MICROLITE.
2. Theory according to which geosynclines developed on the edges of cratons; the ensuing orogenic belt then became part of the craton and the products of subsequent erosion filled a new geosynclinal trough which developed on the edge of the enlarged craton. The theory of plate tectonics, with the emphasis on horizontal movement, modified nucleation in many ways, not least by including oceanic sediment, scraped off the subducting plate (see SUBDUCTION), into the new craton. See ACCRETION.
"nucleation." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 14, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/nucleation
"nucleation." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved November 14, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/nucleation
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.