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GEOLOGICAL TIME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does geological time mean? 

GEOLOGICAL TIME (noun)
  The noun GEOLOGICAL TIME has 1 sense:

1. the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)

  Familiarity information: GEOLOGICAL TIME used as a noun is very rare.


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GEOLOGICAL TIME (noun)


Sense 1geological time [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

geologic time; geological time

Hypernyms ("geological time" is a kind of...):

time (the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "geological time"):

aeon; eon (the longest division of geological time)

geological period; period (a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed)

era; geological era (a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods)

epoch (a unit of geological time)


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