HyperDic: quaternary_period

English > 1 sense of the expression Quaternary period:
NOUNtimeQuaternary period, Quaternary, Age of Manlast 2 million years
English > Quaternary period: 1 sense > noun 1, time
Meaninglast 2 million years.
SynonymsQuaternary, Age of Man
Instance ofperiod, geological periodA unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed
Part ofCenozoic, Cenozoic era, Age of Mammalsapproximately the last 63 million years
PartsHolocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epochapproximately the last 10,000 years
Pleistocene, Pleistocene epoch, Glacial epochFrom two million to 11 thousand years ago
Spanishcuaternario, Cuaternario, Era Cuaternaria

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