Definition of Eem in English:

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Pronunciation: /iːm/


[usually as modifier] Geology
1The most recent interglacial period of the Pleistocene in northern Europe, preceding the Weichsel glaciation and corresponding to the Ipswichian in Britain.
Example sentences
  • Eem represents the previous interglacial period.
  • The travertine of Burgtonna was formed since the Eem interglazial.
1.1The system of deposits laid down during the Eem interglacial period.


Early 20th century: from the name of a river in the Netherlands.

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