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pertaining to glaciers

  • 1 glacial — glacially, adv. /glay sheuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to glaciers or ice sheets. 2. resulting from or associated with the action of ice or glaciers: glacial terrain. 3. characterized by the presence of ice in extensive masses or glaciers. 4.… …

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  • 2 glacial — gla•cial [[t]ˈgleɪ ʃəl[/t]] adj. 1) gel of or pertaining to glaciers or ice sheets 2) gel resulting from or associated with the action of ice or glaciers: glacial terrain[/ex] 3) gel characterized by the presence of ice in extensive masses or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 3 continental landform — ▪ geology Introduction       any conspicuous topographic feature on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic (volcanism) cones), plateaus, and valleys. (The term landform also can be applied to… …

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  • 4 glacial — a. 1. Icy, frozen, consisting of ice, icy looking. 2. Of glaciers, pertaining to glaciers …

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  • 5 Glacial — Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice; having the …

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  • 6 Glacial acid — Glacial Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice;… …

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  • 7 Glacial drift — Glacial Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice;… …

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  • 8 Glacial epoch — Glacial Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice;… …

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  • 9 Glacial hypothesis — Glacial Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice;… …

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  • 10 Glacial period — Glacial Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice;… …

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  • 11 Glacial theory — Glacial Gla cial, a. [L. glacialis, from glacies ice: cf. F. glacial.] 1. Pertaining to ice or to its action; consisting of ice; frozen; icy; esp., pertaining to glaciers; as, glacial phenomena. Lyell. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Resembling ice;… …

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  • 12 isostatic — pertaining to the rise in land level after the melting of glaciers whose weight had depressed the land level …

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  • 13 arctic — arctically, adv. /ahrk tik/ or, esp. for 7, /ahr tik/, adj. 1. (often cap.) of, pertaining to, or located at or near the North Pole: the arctic region. 2. coming from the North Pole or the arctic region: an arctic wind. 3. characteristic of the… …

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  • 14 India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …

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  • 15 quaternary — /kwot euhr ner ee, kweuh terr neuh ree/, adj., n., pl. quaternaries. adj. 1. consisting of four. 2. arranged in fours. 3. (cap.) Geol. noting or pertaining to the present period of earth history, forming the latter part of the Cenozoic Era,… …

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  • 16 river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …

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  • 17 Transcaucasia — Transcaucasian /trans kaw kay zheuhn, sheuhn, kazh euhn, kash /, adj., n. /trans kaw kay zheuh, sheuh/, n. a region in SE Europe, S of the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas: constituted a republic 1922 36 (Transcaucasian… …

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  • 18 Outline of geography — See also: Index of geography articles The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to geography: Geography – science that studies the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth.[1] The physical world …

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  • 19 glacial —    (adjective)     a) Of or relating to the presence and activities of ice and glaciers, as in glacial erosion.     b) Pertaining to distinctive features and materials produced by or derived from glaciers and ice sheets, as in glacial lakes.… …

    Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • 20 Scientific opinion on climate change — This article is about scientific opinion on climate change. For public perception and controversy about the scientific consensus, see Public opinion on climate change and Global warming controversy. For opinions of individual dissenting… …

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