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Devensian

Saltos de línea: De|ven|sian
Pronunciación: /dɪˈvɛnzɪən
 
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Definición de Devensian en inglés:

adjetivo

Geology
1Relating to or denoting the most recent Pleistocene glaciation in Britain, identified with the Weichselian of northern Europe.
Example sentences
  • These processes can be observed occurring in the near-surface at present and have also affected late Devensian and pre-late Devensian glacial deposits.
  • What separates that time from today, however, was the most recent glacial phase: the Devensian glaciations.
  • Younger cited evidence for extensive ground freezing in SE England during the Devensian, beyond the limit of the Devensian ice sheet.
1.1 (as noun the Devensian) The Devensian glaciation or the system of deposits laid down during it.

Origen

1960s: from Latin Devenses 'people dwelling near the River Dee' ( see Dee (sense 2)) + -ian.

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