Definition of Geological time
1. Noun. The time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history).
Generic synonyms: Time
Specialized synonyms: Aeon, Eon, Geological Period, Period, Era, Geological Era, Epoch
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geological Time
Literary usage of Geological time
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"Niagara Falls as a Chronometer of geological time." By JW SPENCER, Ph.U. Communicated by Professor TG BONNET, FRS Received March 16, 1894. (Abstract. ..."
2. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"LENGTH OF geological time. Time-ratios. — In the preceding edition of this work estimates are given of the relative lengths of the ages and periods, ..."
3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, John Murray, Whitwell Elwin, John Taylor Coleridge, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Macpherson, William Smith (1876)
"On geological time. By Sir William Thomson, LL.D.,. Geological Society of Glasgow. 1868. 4. Sur le Ralentissement du mouvement de Rotation de la Terre- Par ..."
4. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1879)
"V. " Limestone as an Index of geological time." By T. MELLARD READE, CE, FGS, FRIBA Communicated by AC RAMSAY, DCL, FRS, Director-General of the Geological ..."
5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... the axis of rotation has been a possible cause of change during that section of geological time for which there are records among the stratified rocks. ..."
6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1875)
"LENGTH OF geological time. On former pages (pp. 371, 575), estimates have been given of the relative lengths of the ages and periods, or their time-ratios. ..."