Definition of Geological era
1. Noun. A major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods.
Generic synonyms: Geologic Time, Geological Time
Specialized synonyms: Age Of Mammals, Cenozoic, Cenozoic Era, Age Of Reptiles, Mesozoic, Mesozoic Era, Paleozoic, Paleozoic Era
Group relationships: Aeon, Eon
Terms within: Geological Period, Period
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Literary usage of Geological era
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1. The Bible in the Workshop: Or, Christianity the Friend of Labor by John William Mears (1857)
"... Weight and Distribution of Trees—Fibrous Plants—Susceptibility to Improvement—Animal Kingdom—Domestication of Useful Animals—geological era of these ..."
2. The Bible and Rationalism, Or, Answer to Difficulties by John Thein (1901)
"Then commences the geological era, which we have to describe briefly. 2. geological era.*—This era has been divided into three long epochs, called Primary ..."
3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Fossils are those remains or traces of plants and animals which before the beginning of the present geological era found their way into the strata of the ..."
4. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India by Geological Survey of India (1860)
"Considering the granite then as all belonging to one geological era it was subsequent in origin to the schist rocks as Age of the granite. ..."
5. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William B. Dana (1845)
"The indigenous rock of this region, too, in the present geological era, was, doubtless, secondary. But it is difficult to determine the precise position or ..."
6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1845)
"The indigenous rock of this region, too, in the present geological era, was, doubtless, secondary. But it is difficult to determine the ..."