Caldera meaning

kăl-dârə, -dîrə, käl-
A large crater formed by volcanic explosion or by collapse of a volcanic cone.
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A broad, craterlike basin of a volcano, formed by an explosion or by collapse of the cone.
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A large, roughly circular crater left after a volcanic explosion or the collapse of a volcanic cone. Calderas are typically much wider in diameter than the openings of the vents from which they were formed.
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See SCO.
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(volcanology) A large crater formed by a volcanic explosion or by collapse of the cone of a volcano.
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Origin of caldera

  • Spanish cauldron, caldera from Late Latin caldāria cauldron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish caldera (“cauldron”), from Latin caldāria (“warm bath”).

    From Wiktionary