Definition of Permian

1. Noun. From 280 million to 230 million years ago; reptiles.

Exact synonyms: Permian Period
Group relationships: Paleozoic, Paleozoic Era
Generic synonyms: Geological Period, Period



Definition of Permian

1. a. Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous, and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and Paleozoic era.

Definition of Permian

1. Adjective. (geology) Of a geologic period within the Paleozoic era; comprises the Cisuralian, Guadalupian and Lopingian epochs from about 280 to 248 million years ago. ¹

2. Proper noun. (geology) The Permian period. ¹

3. Noun. One of a branch of the Finno-Ugric peoples, including Komis and Udmurts, who speak Permic languages. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Permian

1. of or pertaining to a certain geologic time period [adj]

Medical Definition of Permian

1. 1. Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous, and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and Paleozoic era. 2. A tribe belonging to the Finnic race, and inhabiting a portion of Russia. Origin: From the ancient kingdom of Permia, where the Permian formation exists. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Permian

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permian (current term)
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Literary usage of Permian

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1. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"The whole number of plants thus far described from the American Coal-measures, the permian portion included, is 900. 3. permian PERIOD. ..."

2. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1875)
"The permian period, the closing era of the Carboniferous age, ... The term permian was given by Murchison, De Verneuil, and Key- serling, after the ancient ..."

3. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"In the Appalachian region, the Lower permian beds, sandstone and shale, ... The Upper permian is wanting. In Kansas the thickness is twice as great, ..."

4. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"In the Appalachian region, the Lower permian beds, sandstone and shale, ... The Upper permian is wanting. In Kansas the thickness Is twice as great, ..."

5. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1906)
"In the Appalachian region, the Lower permian beds, sandstone and shale, ... The Upper permian is wanting. In Kansas the thickness is twice as great, ..."

6. An Introduction to Geology by William Berryman Scott (1907)
"CHAPTER XXXI THE permian PERIOD THE name permian was given by Sir Roderick ... In North America the permian followed upon the Carboniferous with hardly a ..."

7. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1897)
"The same is true in reference to the northern tier of counties where the permian was represented in Washington and Republic counties in what is known'to be ..."

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