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Caledonian

Saltos de línea: Cale|do¦nian
Pronunciación: /ˌkalɪˈdəʊnɪən
 
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Definición de Caledonian en inglés:

adjetivo

1(Chiefly in names or geographical terms) relating to Scotland or the Scottish Highlands: the Caledonian Railway
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There is also a suggestion that the match against Japan could be played in the Caledonian region to reward Scotland's most northerly region for its crucial and growing contribution to the national squad.
  • Perhaps there is already a corner of a Caledonian bar being named in his honour.
  • The stronghold for many of these species is in the Caledonian pinewoods of Scotland, although colonies are also recorded in the New Forest and Windsor Forest.
2 Geology Relating to or denoting a mountain-forming period (orogeny) in NW Europe and Greenland during the Lower Palaeozoic era, especially the late Silurian.
Example sentences
  • Avalonia drifted rapidly northwards, opening the Rheic ocean until it collided with Laurentia in the Silurian during the Caledonian orogeny.
  • The mechanically weak phyllitic layer acted as the basal thrust or décollement zone during the Caledonian orogeny.
  • The Caledonian orogeny in East Greenland was the result of the collision of Baltica with the margin of Eaurentia.

sustantivo

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1chiefly humorous or literary A person from Scotland.
Example sentences
  • But the Romans never subdued the northern tribes - variously referred to as Brigantes, Caledonians and Picts - who repeatedly launched raids into the mighty Roman Empire.
  • It is not till AD.300 that we read of the Caledonians and other Picts; in the 4th century they frequently harried the Romans up to the wall of Hadrian, between Tyne and Soiway.
  • It had always been hoped that the Scottish parliament would divert the attention of fractious Caledonians away from England-bashing.
2 (the Caledonian) Geology The Caledonian orogeny.
Example sentences
  • Unlike other Late Palaeozoic orogens, most notably the Appalachian, Variscan and Caledonian, the Uralide orogen did not undergo major post-orogenic extension.
  • Finally, later workers such as Baird and Rathbone et al. have concluded that the thrust movement occurred after the metamorphic climax, and is Caledonian in age.
  • D2 can be shown to be Caledonian in age, because the associated SZ cleavage is also found in Early Cambrian Skolithos-bearing sandstones.

Origen

from Caledonia, the Latin name for northern Britain, + -an.

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