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Synonyms for fossilization

the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age

becoming inflexible or out of date

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Fossilization and geologic forces caused additional cracking and breaks on Lucy's remains, as described in the 1982 report, they add.
Based on the theoretical background presented above, (i) we expect CLIL learners to be faster (Dalton-Puffer, 2008; Ruiz Zarobe, 2008), but perhaps not in all aspects (Bongartz, 2003; Garcia Mayo and Villarreal Olaizola, 2011), and (ii) we expect that both groups will progress between testing times, will show difficulties with morphology (Lardiere, 2000; Todeva, 2010) and will also show signs of deceleration or fossilization (Garcia Mayo et al.
Lack of innovation is fossilization, and that's easy to spot
Young people in Egypt today are taking the road of the Arab future, while the regime fights in defense of the past, authoritarianism and the fossilization throughout our region.
At the Grand Canyon, a ranger asked his audience to consider the process of personal fossilization, starting with giant dump trucks burying the audience alive in sediment.
There are a number of principles at work within this latent psychological structure, the most relevant of which, as far as our study is concerned, are overgeneralization of TL rules and fossilization.
He discusses what has been learned about economic strategies from comparing food waste from eating sheep, goats, and cattle; from GIS spatial distribution and fossilization process studies of faunal remains at a site at Tel Beer-Sheba; and from a census on the distribution of livestock species in traditional premodern villages.
But newspapers exhibit a fossilization of form and content that's been preserved in sedimentary rock since the early 1970s when the "Women's Pages" were converted to the "Leisure Section.
In referencing sedimentation, erosion, and fossilization, Oliver hints at an expanse of time more vast than we can realize--perhaps even a geological sense of time--yet we feel connected to it and to the object of its making.
In her view, this involves overcoming such obstacles as the politically motivated fossilization and hijacking of memory of the Holocaust, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the fear of the demographic strength of the new Muslim minorities across Europe--a formidable task.
Early on I learned as soon as you think you know it all, you're doomed to fossilization.
That definition has become badly muddied, and the current meaning may denote a person who favors fossilization of the present status of overarching federal power, as against family, church, and community self-government.
Fossilization tends to affect production skills (speech, writing) much more than comprehension skills (listening, reading) for the very good reason that in speech and writing one must orchestrate many more language rules than in comprehension.
And because fossilization is so rare, it takes a very large population to produce even a few fossils.