HyperDic: glaciation

English > 2 senses of the word glaciation:
NOUNstateglaciationthe condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice
processglaciationthe process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice
glaciation > pronunciation
Soundsgley.shiyey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > glaciation: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action.
Example"Agassiz recognized marks of glaciation all over northern Europe"
Broaderenvironmental conditionThe state of the environment
Adjectivesglacialrelating to or derived from a glacier
Verbsglaciatebecome frozen and covered with glaciers
glaciatecover with ice or snow or a glacier
English > glaciation: 2 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice.
NarrowerRiss glaciationThe next-to-last Pleistocene glaciation in the Alps and the deposits laid down at that time
Saale glaciationThe next-to-last Pleistocene glaciation in northern Europe and the deposits laid down at that time
Wolstonian glaciationThe next-to-last Pleistocene glaciation in Britain and the deposits laid down at that time
Broadergeological process, geologic process(geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
Spanishglaciación
Catalanglaciació
Adjectivesglacialrelating to or derived from a glacier
Verbsglaciatebecome frozen and covered with glaciers
glaciatecover with ice or snow or a glacier

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