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glaciation

Word definitions for glaciation in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ All this, of course, is during a time of exaggerated relief following the Pleistocene glaciation . ▪ Both polar regions show evidence of more extensive glaciation in the recent past. ▪ Certain Martian surface features have been...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Glaciation \Gla`ci*a"tion\, n. Act of freezing. That which is formed by freezing; ice. The process of glaciating, or the state of being glaciated; the production of glacial phenomena.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. 1 Act of freezing. 2 That which is formed by freezing; ice. 3 The process of covering with a glacier, or the state of being glaciated; the production of glacial phenomena.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1640s, noun of action from Latin glaciare "to freeze" (see glacis ).

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action; "Agassiz recognized marks of glaciation all over northern Europe" the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice

Usage examples of glaciation.

Nevertheless, it is accepted that precession does have an impact on both glaciation and deglaciation, at widely separated intervals.

Chapter Twenty-five, Airyana Vaejo, the mythical paradise and former homeland of the Avestic Aryans of Iran, seems to have been rendered uninhabitable by the sudden onset of glaciation.

Britain, man of sufficient intelligence to fashion flints and to build a fire, before the close of the Pliocene time and before the advent of the First Glaciation.

There is recent sedimentological evidence that past epochs of extensive production of volcanic particulates correspond in time to past epochs of glaciation and low temperatures.

Before the great clamp of the glaciations tightened, equable conditions had spread well out of Africa into southern Europe, the Middle East, and southern Asia.

In his quest to understand the dynamics of glaciation, he went everywhere—deep into dangerous crevasses and up to the summits of the craggiest Alpine peaks, often apparently unaware that he and his team were the first to climb them.

Every foot of the landscape from here on north would be scored and scarred with reminders of glaciation-- scattered boulders called erratics, drumlins, eskers, high tarns, cirques.