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phanerozoic

  • noun the period from about 5,400 million years ago until the present
    Phanerozoic aeon; Phanerozoic eon.

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paleogeography

  • noun the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
    palaeogeography.

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mesozoic

(Geol.) Belonging, or relating, to the secondary or reptilian age, or the era between the Paleozoic and Cenozoic. See Chart of Geology.

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volcanism

  • noun the phenomena associated with volcanic activity

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antarctic

Opposite to the northern or arctic pole; relating to the southern pole or to the region near it, and applied especially to a circle, distant from the pole 23° 28&min;. Thus we say the antarctic pole, circle, ocean, region, current, etc.

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elasmobranchii

(Zoöl.) A subclass of fishes, comprising the sharks, the rays, and the Chimæra. The skeleton is mainly cartilaginous.

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late

  • adjective being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    • late evening
    • late 18th century
    • a late movie
    • took a late flight
    • had a late breakfast
  • adjective satellite after the expected or usual time; delayed
    tardy; belated.
    • a belated birthday card
    • I'm late for the plane
    • the train is late
    • tardy children are sent to the principal
    • always tardy in making dental appointments

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rift

  • noun a gap between cloud masses
    • the sun shone through a rift in the clouds
  • noun a narrow fissure in rock

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cenozoic

(Geol.) Belonging to the most recent division of geological time, including the tertiary, or Age of mammals, and the Quaternary, or Age of man. Written also cænozoic, cainozoic, kainozoic. See Geology. ✍ This word is used by many authors as synonymous with Tertiary, the Quaternary Age not being included.

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tectonics

  • noun the science of architecture
    architectonics.
  • noun the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
    plate tectonics; plate tectonic theory.

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reconstruct

  • verb reassemble mentally
    construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
  • verb build again
    rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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glaciation

  • noun the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action
    • Agassiz recognized marks of glaciation all over northern Europe
  • noun the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice

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unconsolidated

  • adjective satellite loose and unstratified
    • unconsolidated soil

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orogenic

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quaternary

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; four; quaternion; quatern; quartet; 4.
  • noun last 2 million years
    Quaternary period; Age of Man.

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overlying

  • adjective satellite placed on or over something else
    superimposed.
    • an overlying image
  • verb lie upon; lie on top of
    overlie.
    • the granite overlies the older rocks

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exhumation

  • noun the act of digging something out of the ground (especially a corpse) where it has been buried
    digging up; disinterment.

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early

  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties
  • adjective being or occurring at an early stage of development
    • in an early stage
    • early forms of life
    • early man
    • an early computer

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basalt

  • noun the commonest type of solidified lava; a dense dark grey fine-grained igneous rock that is composed chiefly of plagioclase feldspar and pyroxene

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revised

  • adjective satellite improved or brought up to date
    • a revised edition
  • verb make revisions in
    revise.
    • revise a thesis

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volcanic

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
    • volcanic steam
    • volcanic islands such as Iceland
    • a volcanic cone is a conical mountain or hill built up of material from volcanic eruptions
  • adjective satellite explosively unstable
    • a volcanic temper

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pliocene

(Geol.) Of, pertaining to, or characterizing, the most recent division of the Tertiary age.

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cretaceous

  • adjective abounding in chalk
  • noun from 135 million to 63 million years ago; end of the age of reptiles; appearance of modern insects and flowering plants
    Cretaceous period.

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echinoidea

(Zoöl.) The class Echinodermata which includes the sea urchins. They have a calcareous, usually more or less spheroidal or disk-shaped, composed of many united plates, and covered with movable spines. See Spatangoid, Clypeastroid. Written also Echinidea, and Echinoida.

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upper

  • noun the higher of two berths
    upper berth.
  • noun piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot
    • Uppers come in many styles

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hiatus

  • noun an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    reprieve; suspension; abatement; respite.
  • noun a missing piece (as a gap in a manuscript)

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pleistocene

(Geol.) Of or pertaining to the epoch, or the deposits, following the Tertiary, and immediately preceding man. -- n. The Pleistocene epoch, or deposits.

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radiolaria

(Zoöl.) Order of rhizopods, usually having a siliceous skeleton, or shell, and sometimes radiating spicules. The pseudopodia project from the body like rays. It includes the polycystines. See Polycystina.

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miocene

(Geol.) Of or pertaining to the middle division of the Tertiary. -- n. The Miocene period. See Chart of Geology.

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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earliest

  • adjective satellite (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
    earlier.
    • a fashion popular in earlier times
    • his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher
    • Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera
  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    early.
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties

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stratigraphy

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of strata

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palaeogeography

  • noun the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
    paleogeography.

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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tectonic

  • adjective pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust
    • tectonic plates
    • tectonic valleys
  • adjective of or pertaining to construction or architecture
    architectonic.

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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zealand

  • noun the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
    Sjaelland; Seeland.

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extensional

  • adjective satellite defining a word by listing the class of entities to which the word correctly applies

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molasse

(Geol.) A soft Tertiary sandstone; -- applied to a rock occurring in Switzerland. See Chart of Geology.

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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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glaciation

  • noun the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action
    • Agassiz recognized marks of glaciation all over northern Europe
  • noun the process of covering the earth with glaciers or masses of ice

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thick

  • noun the location of something surrounded by other things
    midst.
    • in the midst of the crowd
  • adjective not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions
    • an inch thick
    • a thick board
    • a thick sandwich
    • spread a thick layer of butter
    • thick coating of dust
    • thick warm blankets

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magmatic

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latest

  • noun the most recent news or development
    • have you heard the latest?
  • adjective satellite up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date
    up-to-the-minute.
    • the news is up-to-the-minute
    • the very latest scientific discoveries

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alkalic

  • adjective relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7
    alkaline.
    • alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone

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younger

  • adjective satellite used of the younger of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a son from his father
    jr..
    • John Junior
    • John Smith, Jr.
  • adjective (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth
    immature; young.
    • young people

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uplift

  • noun (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
    upthrust; upheaval; upthrow.
  • noun a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts

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entire

  • noun uncastrated adult male horse
    stallion.
  • adjective satellite constituting the full quantity or extent; complete
    total; full.
    • an entire town devastated by an earthquake
    • gave full attention
    • a total failure

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tertiary

  • adjective satellite coming next after the second and just before the fourth in position
    3rd; third.
  • noun from 63 million to 2 million years ago
    Tertiary period.

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later

  • adjective satellite coming at a subsequent time or stage
    ulterior; posterior.
    • without ulterior argument
    • the mood posterior to
  • adjective at or toward an end or late period or stage of development
    late.
    • the late phase of feudalism
    • a later symptom of the disease
    • later medical science could have saved the child

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radiolarian

  • noun protozoa with amoeba-like bodies and radiating filamentous pseudopods

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during

In the time of; as long as the action or existence of; as, during life; during the space of a year.

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sedimentary

  • adjective resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment
    • sedimentary deposits
  • adjective produced by the action of water
    aqueous.

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subduction

  • noun a geological process in which one edge of a crustal plate is forced sideways and downward into the mantle below another plate

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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accretionary

  • adjective satellite marked or produced by accretion

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older

  • adjective satellite advanced in years; (`aged' is pronounced as two syllables)
    senior; aged; elderly.
    • aged members of the society
    • elderly residents could remember the construction of the first skyscraper
    • senior citizen
  • adjective satellite used of the older of two persons of the same name especially used to distinguish a father from his son
    elder; sr..
    • Bill Adams, Sr.

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basaltic

  • adjective of or relating to or containing basalt
    • basaltic magma is fluid

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earlier

  • adjective satellite (comparative and superlative of `early') more early than; most early
    earliest.
    • a fashion popular in earlier times
    • his earlier work reflects the influence of his teacher
    • Verdi's earliest and most raucous opera
  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    early.
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties

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orogeny

  • noun the process of mountain formation (especially by the upward displacement of the earth's crust)

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epoch

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    era.
  • noun (astronomy) an arbitrarily fixed date that is the point in time relative to which information (as coordinates of a celestial body) is recorded
    date of reference.

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sediment

  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    deposit.
  • verb deposit as a sediment

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mid

  • adjective satellite used in combination to denote the middle
    • midmorning
    • midsummer
    • in mid-1958
    • a mid-June wedding

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compressional

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coast

  • noun the shore of a sea or ocean
    sea-coast; seashore; seacoast.
  • noun a slope down which sleds may coast
    • when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course

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succeeding

  • adjective coming after or following
  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; bring home the bacon; deliver the goods.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

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flora

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; plant life.

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tropical

  • adjective satellite relating to or situated in or characteristic of the tropics (the region on either side of the equator)
    tropic.
    • tropical islands
    • tropical fruit
  • adjective of or relating to the tropics, or either tropic
    • tropical year

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landforms

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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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cordilleran

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australian

Of or pertaining to Australia. -- n. A native or an inhabitant of Australia.

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paleontology

  • noun the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
    palaeontology; fossilology.

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ago

  • adjective satellite gone by; or in the past
    agone.
    • two years ago
    • `agone' is an archaic word for `ago'
  • adverb in the past
    • long ago
    • sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S.

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volcanic

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes
    • volcanic steam
    • volcanic islands such as Iceland
    • a volcanic cone is a conical mountain or hill built up of material from volcanic eruptions
  • adjective satellite explosively unstable
    • a volcanic temper

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young

  • noun any immature animal
    offspring.
  • noun United States film and television actress (1913-2000)
    Loretta Young.

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denudation

  • noun the removal of covering
    uncovering; stripping; husking; baring.

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widespread

  • adjective satellite widely circulated or diffused
    • a widespread doctrine
    • widespread fear of nuclear war
  • adjective satellite distributed over a considerable extent
    far-flung.
    • far-flung trading operations
    • the West's far-flung mountain ranges
    • widespread nuclear fallout

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large

  • noun a garment size for a large person
  • adjective above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
    big.
    • a large city
    • set out for the big city
    • a large sum
    • a big (or large) barn
    • a large family
    • big businesses
    • a big expenditure
    • a large number of newspapers
    • a big group of scientists
    • large areas of the world

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foreland

  • noun a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
    headland; head; promontory.
  • noun land forming the forward margin of something

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period

  • noun an amount of time
    period of time; time period.
    • a time period of 30 years
    • hastened the period of time of his recovery
    • Picasso's blue period
  • noun the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

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neogene

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pacific

  • adjective satellite disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature
    peaceable.
    • the pacific temper seeks to settle disputes on grounds of justice rather than by force
    • a quiet and peaceable person
    • in a peaceable and orderly manner
  • noun the largest ocean in the world
    Pacific Ocean.

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molluscan

(Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to mollusks. -- n. A mollusk; one of the Mollusca.

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extensive

  • adjective satellite large in spatial extent or range or scope or quantity
    extended.
    • an extensive Roman settlement in northwest England
    • extended farm lands
    • surgeons with extended experience
    • they suffered extensive damage
  • adjective satellite broad in scope or content
    wide; across-the-board; broad; blanket; all-encompassing; encompassing; all-inclusive; all-embracing; panoptic.
    • across-the-board pay increases
    • an all-embracing definition
    • blanket sanctions against human-rights violators
    • an invention with broad applications
    • a panoptic study of Soviet nationality"- T.G.Winner
    • granted him wide powers

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fauna

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    zoology.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; creature.

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consolidated

  • adjective satellite joined together into a whole
    amalgamate; amalgamated; fused; coalesced.
    • United Industries
    • the amalgamated colleges constituted a university
    • a consolidated school
  • verb unite into one
    consolidate.
    • The companies consolidated

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glacial

  • adjective relating to or derived from a glacier
    • glacial deposit
  • adjective satellite devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
    frozen; icy; frigid; wintry; frosty.
    • a frigid greeting
    • got a frosty reception
    • a frozen look on their faces
    • a glacial handshake
    • icy stare
    • wintry smile

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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basin

  • noun a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids
    • she mixed the dough in a large basin
  • noun the quantity that a basin will hold
    basinful.
    • a basinful of water

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mexico

  • noun a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
    United Mexican States.

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diatom

  • noun microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica

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beneath

  • adverb in or to a place that is lower
    to a lower place; below; at a lower place.

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mainly

  • adverb for the most part
    principally; in the main; chiefly; primarily.
    • he is mainly interested in butterflies

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faulting

  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; fracture; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust
  • verb put or pin the blame on
    blame; fault.

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recent

  • adjective satellite new
    • recent graduates
    • a recent addition to the house
    • recent buds on the apple trees
  • noun approximately the last 10,000 years
    Holocene epoch; Recent epoch; Holocene.

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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throughout

  • adverb from first to last
    end-to-end.
    • the play was excellent end-to-end
  • adverb used to refer to cited works
    passim.

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pluton

  • noun large mass of intrusive igneous rock believed to have solidified deep within the earth
    plutonic rock; batholite; batholith.

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continental

  • adjective of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
    • the Continental Army
    • the Continental Congress
  • adjective of or pertaining to or typical of Europe
    • a Continental breakfast

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geosynclinal

(Geol.) the downward bend or subsidence of the earth's crust, which allows of the gradual accumulation of sediment, and hence forms the first step in the making of a mountain range; -- opposed to geanticlinal.

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mostly

  • adverb in large part; mainly or chiefly
    for the most part; largely.
    • These accounts are largely inactive
  • adverb usually; as a rule
    by and large; generally; more often than not.
    • by and large it doesn't rain much here

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rift

  • noun a gap between cloud masses
    • the sun shone through a rift in the clouds
  • noun a narrow fissure in rock

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subsequent

  • adjective following in time or order
    • subsequent developments

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rift

  • noun a gap between cloud masses
    • the sun shone through a rift in the clouds
  • noun a narrow fissure in rock

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rapid

  • noun a part of a river where the current is very fast
  • adjective satellite done or occurring in a brief period of time
    • a rapid rise through the ranks

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whole

  • noun all of something including all its component elements or parts
    • Europe considered as a whole
    • the whole of American literature
  • noun an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    unit.
    • how big is that part compared to the whole?
    • the team is a unit

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mammal

  • noun any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
    mammalian.

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regional

  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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mammal

  • noun any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
    mammalian.

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