Definition of contact metamorphism in English:

contact metamorphism

noun

Geology
  • Metamorphism due to contact with or proximity to an igneous intrusion.

    ‘The mineralogical and textural alteration in the country rocks resulting from this heating by igneous bodies is called contact metamorphism.’
    • ‘But the effects of contact metamorphism on its engineering geological properties, have been studied only in this work.’
    • ‘As there is no sign of contact metamorphism in the limestones, we interpret this to be a normal fault.’
    • ‘It also occurs as a secondary mineral associated with contact metamorphism of limestone.’
    • ‘At the granite contact, there is some evidence of contact metamorphism.’