Definitions for ice age
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ice age, glacial period, glacial epoch(noun)
any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface
"the most recent ice age was during the Pleistocene"
Any of several cold periods in the history of the earth marked by episodes of extensive glaciation alternating with episodes of relative warmth.
An ice age, or more precisely, a glacial age, is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of the Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental ice sheets, polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers. Within a long-term ice age, individual pulses of cold climate are termed "glacial periods", and intermittent warm periods are called "interglacials". Glaciologically, ice age implies the presence of extensive ice sheets in the northern and southern hemispheres. By this definition, we are still in the ice age that began 2.6 million years ago at the start of the Pleistocene epoch, because the Greenland, Arctic, and Antarctic ice sheets still exist.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It's a broader issue. It's an acceleration of a retail ice age.
In the last ice age, it was actually land. It was above sea level with forest, it's a much different environment than the open ocean.
It's really concerning news that a company as well managed as Macy's is having such a tough time growing sales, it's a broader issue. It's an acceleration of a retail ice age.
It's a very complicated issue, does the sun have a role in our variable climate? Yes. Is the dominate role? No. Even the concept of the sun being responsible for Europe's mini ice age -- it's not hard and fast true.
It's a very complicated issue, does the sun have a role in our variable climate? Yes. Is the dominant role? No. Even the concept of the sun being responsible for Europe's mini ice age -- it's not hard-and-fast true.
Translations for ice age
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- عصر جليديArabic
- doba ledováCzech
- période glaciaireFrench
- eash rioeeManx
- עידן קרחHebrew
- zaman esIndonesian
- era glacialeItalian
- 氷河期, 氷河時代Japanese
- 氷期, 빙기, 氷河期, 빙하기Korean
- ÄiszäitLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- Żmien is-SilġMaltese
- istidNorwegian Nynorsk
- epoka lodowcowaPolish
- era glacial, idade do gelo, era do gelo, período glacialPortuguese
- ледниковый периодRussian
- ledena dobaSlovene
- kỷ băng hàVietnamese
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