Definitions for uniformitarianˌyu nəˌfɔr mɪˈtɛər i ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

u•ni•form•i•tar•i•anˌyu nəˌfɔr mɪˈtɛər i ən(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or designating the theory that geologic processes operative in the remote past were no different from processes operative now.

    Category: Geology

  2. (n.)a supporter of the uniformitarian theory.

Origin of uniformitarian:

1830–40

u`ni•form`i•tar′i•an•ism(n.)

Wiktionary

  1. uniformitarian(Noun)

    One who accepts uniformitarianism, or the uniformitarian doctrine.

  2. uniformitarian(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or designating, the view or doctrine that existing causes, acting in the same manner and with essentially the same intensity as at the present time, are sufficient to account for all geological changes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Uniformitarian(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or designating, the view or doctrine that existing causes, acting in the same manner and with essentially the same intensity as at the present time, are sufficient to account for all geological changes

  2. Uniformitarian(noun)

    one who accepts uniformitarianism, or the uniformitarian doctrine

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