HyperDic: glacial_epoch

English > 2 senses of the expression glacial epoch / Glacial epoch:
NOUNtimeglacial epoch, ice age, glacial periodany period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface
timeGlacial epoch, Pleistocene, Pleistocene epochfrom two million to 11 thousand years ago
English > glacial epoch: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningAny period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface.
Synonymsice age, glacial period
Part ofprehistory, prehistoric cultureThe time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
Broaderperiod, geological periodA unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
Spanishépoca glacial, glaciación, periodo glacial, período glacial
Catalanèpoca glacial, període glacial
English > Glacial epoch: 2 senses > noun 2, time
MeaningFrom two million to 11 thousand years ago; extensive glaciation of the northern hemisphere; the time of human evolution.
SynonymsPleistocene, Pleistocene epoch
Instance ofepochA unit of geological time that is a subdivision of a period and is itself divided into ages
Part ofQuaternary, Quaternary period, Age of Manlast 2 million years
Spanishpleistoceno
Catalanèpoca glacial, pleistocè, Pleistocè, plistocè

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