What does Mississippian mean?

Definitions for Mississippian
ˌmɪs əˈsɪp i ənMis·sis·sip·pi·an

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  1. Mississippian, Missippian period, Lower Carboniferous, Lower Carboniferous period(noun)

    from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects

  2. Mississippian(noun)

    a native or resident of Mississippi


  1. Mississippian(Noun)

    An inhabitant or a resident of the state of Mississippi.

  2. Mississippian(Adjective)

    Of a geologic epoch within the Carboniferous period from about 359 to 318 million years ago; marked by glaciation and the appearance of the first trees.

  3. Mississippian(Adjective)

    Of, or pertaining to, Mississippi or its culture.

  4. Mississippian(ProperNoun)

    The Mississippian epoch.


  1. Mississippian

    The Mississippian is a subperiod in the geologic timescale or a subsystem of the geologic record. It is the earliest/lowermost of two subperiods of the Carboniferous period lasting from roughly 358.9 ± 0.4 to 323.2 ± 0.4 million years ago. As with most other geochronologic units, the rock beds that define the Mississippian are well identified, but the exact start and end dates are uncertain by a few million years. The Mississippian is so named because rocks with this age are exposed in the Mississippi River valley. The Mississippian was a period of marine ingression in the Northern Hemisphere: the ocean stood so high only the Fennoscandian Shield and the Laurentian Shield stood above sea level. The cratons were surrounded by extensive delta systems and lagoons, and carbonate sedimentation on the surrounding continental platforms, covered by shallow seas. In North America, where the interval consists primarily of marine limestones, it was in the past treated as a full-fledged geologic period between the Devonian and the Pennsylvanian. During the Mississippian subperiod an important phase of orogeny occurred in the Appalachian Mountains. In Europe, the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian are one more-or-less continuous sequence of lowland continental deposits and are grouped together as the Carboniferous system, and sometimes called the Upper Carboniferous and Lower Carboniferous instead.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mississippian in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mississippian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Mississippian in a Sentence

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    If this opinion by the federal court denies even one Mississippian of their fundamental right to practice their religion, then all Mississippians are denied their 1st Amendment rights, i hope the state’s attorneys will quickly appeal The Supreme Court decision to the 5th Circuit to protect the deeply held religious beliefs of all Mississippians.

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