Nouns denoting natural events

insertional mutagenesis
(genetics) a mutation caused by the insertion of exogenous DNA into a genome
 
wrecking
the event of a structure being completely demolished and leveled
 
attrition
a wearing down to weaken or destroy
 
revolution
a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
 
cam stroke
the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
 
systole
the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
 
background radiation
radiation coming from sources other than those being observed
 
power failure
equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails
 
superfetation
fertilization of a second ovum after a pregnancy has begun; results in two fetuses of different ages in the uterus at the same time
 
saltation
(genetics) a mutation that drastically changes the phenotype of an organism or species
 
flux
a flow or discharge
 
rise
a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground
 
invasion
any entry into an area not previously occupied
 
conception
the event that occurred at the beginning of something
 
Assumption
(Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
 
potlatch
a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment)
 
puncture
loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
 
fundamental
any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
 
World Cup
a soccer tournament held every four years between national soccer teams to determine a world champion
 
tsunami
a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
 
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