- 1 Geology Relating to or denoting an age in the Upper Jurassic period, lasting from about 157 to 155 million years ago. Also called Corallian.More example sentences
- This organic-rich interval apparently has some lateral continuity outside the British Isles, although the zonal schemes are difficult to cross-correlate because of the provincial nature of Oxfordian ammonites.
- There are no Middle-Upper Callovian, Oxfordian or Kimmeridgian sequences preserved on the Jurassic carbonate platform edge in the Oman Mountains.
- Fluids escaping along the bounding faults at shallow levels fluidized uncemented Oxfordian sands, which were subsequently injected into the overlying Kimmeridgian strata.
- 2Relating to or denoting the theory that Edward de Vere (1550–1604), Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays attributed to Shakespeare.More example sentences
- There is for example, no direct link to a discussion of the Oxfordian debate.
- That includes, for instance, the view of the Oxfordian group of scholars who say that de Vere, educated in the classics, well-travelled and acquainted with heartache and tragedy, is the man.
- For much worse than professional disclaimers of interest in Shakespeare's life is the ugly social denial at the heart of the Oxfordian pursuit.
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- 2A supporter of the Oxfordian theory.More example sentences
- By some his literary capacities have been highly regarded: J. T. Looney identified him in 1920 as the author of Shakespeare's plays, and a sizeable body of ‘Oxfordians’ have since built on this claim.
- There are a high level of contention between the two factions - the Stratfordians and the Oxfordians.