Share this entry

palaeoenvironment Line breaks: palaeo|envir¦on|ment
Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪəʊɪnˈvʌɪrənmənt/
/ˌpeɪlɪəʊɪnˈvʌɪrənmənt/
(US paleoenvironment)

Definition of palaeoenvironment in English:

noun

An environment at a period in the geological past.
Example sentences
  • The Sirius Group is a complex sedimentary deposit of different geological age and palaeoenvironments in different parts of Antarctica.
  • Two researchers studied the stratigraphy and paleoenvironments represented by the Silurian rocks of the Girvan district.
  • By Early Permian time certain lagenides were adapted to cool water paleoenvironments, as evidenced by their occurrences in high paleolalitudes and even in glaciomarine basins.

Derivatives

palaeoenvironmental

1
Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪəʊɪnˌvʌɪrənˈmɛnt(ə)l/ /ˌpeɪlɪəʊɪnˌvʌɪrənˈmɛnt(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • These factors combine to make lacustrine sediments amenable to very high-resolution paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction.
  • However, there are paleoenvironmental and taphonomic differences between the two.
  • TRACE FOSSILS are important for revealing the diversity and paleoenvironmental distribution of arthropods in the fossil record.

Definition of palaeoenvironment in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
noun
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...