Definition of Eemian in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈēmēən/


1Relating to or denoting the most recent interglacial period of the Pleistocene in northern Europe, preceding the Weichsel glaciation.
Example sentences
  • Eem represents the previous interglacial period.
  • The travertine of Burgtonna was formed since the Eem interglazial.
1.1 (as noun the Eemian) The Eemian interglacial or the system of deposits laid down during it.


Early 20th century: from Eem, the name of a river in the Netherlands, + -ian.

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Syllabification: Eem·i·an

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