Neptunian

Neptunian
Neptunian Nep*tu"ni*an, prop. a. [L. Neptunius belonging to Neptune: cf. F. neptunien.] 1. Of or pertaining to the ocean or sea. [1913 Webster]

2. (Geol.) Formed by water or aqueous solution; as, Neptunian rocks. [1913 Webster]

{Neptunian races} (Ethnol.), the Malay and Polynesian races.

{Neptunian theory} (Geol.), the theory of Werner, which referred the formation of all rocks and strata to the agency of water; -- opposed to the {Plutonic} theory. [1913 Webster]


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  • neptunian — NEPTUNIÁN, Ă, neptunieni, e, adj. (geol.) Neptunic. [pr.: ni an] – Din fr. neptunien. Trimis de LauraGellner, 10.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  NEPTUNIÁN adj. (geol.) neptunic. (Rocă neptunian.) Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinoni …   Dicționar Român

  • Neptunian — Nep*tu ni*an, Neptunist Nep tu*nist, prop. n. [Cf. F. neptinien, neptuniste.] (Geol.) One who adopts the Neptunian theory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neptunian — (adj.) 1650s as pertaining to the god Neptune; 1794 in the geological sense, referring to actions of water, from NEPTUNE (Cf. Neptune) + IAN (Cf. ian). Usually opposed to volcanic or plutonic. As a noun meaning inhabitant of the planet Neptune it …   Etymology dictionary

  • neptunian — I. (ˈ)nep|t(y)ünēən sometimes |chü adjective Etymology: Latin neptunius Neptunian (from Neptunus) + English an 1. usually capitalized : of or relating to the god Neptune, the planet Neptune, or …   Useful english dictionary

  • Neptunian Dike — Neptunian Dikes[1] sind mit Sediment gefüllte ehemalige Spalten des Meeresbodens, die vor allem in Karbonatgesteinen auftreten. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Wortherkunft 2 Form und Verbreitung 3 Entstehung der Spa …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Neptunian dikes — Neptunian Dikes[1] sind mit Sediment gefüllte ehemalige Spalten des Meeresbodens, die vor allem in Karbonatgesteinen auftreten. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Wortherkunft 2 Form und Verbreitung 3 Entstehung der Spalten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Neptunian races — Neptunian Nep*tu ni*an, prop. a. [L. Neptunius belonging to Neptune: cf. F. neptunien.] 1. Of or pertaining to the ocean or sea. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) Formed by water or aqueous solution; as, Neptunian rocks. [1913 Webster] {Neptunian races}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neptunian theory — Neptunian Nep*tu ni*an, prop. a. [L. Neptunius belonging to Neptune: cf. F. neptunien.] 1. Of or pertaining to the ocean or sea. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) Formed by water or aqueous solution; as, Neptunian rocks. [1913 Webster] {Neptunian races}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neptunian theory — Neptunian theory, Geology. an old theory that many rocks now known to be volcanic or plutonic were deposited by water …   Useful english dictionary

  • neptunian deposits —    Younger sediment or sedimentary rock that infills pre existing cavities, such as grikes, dolines or cave passages, in older rocks. The most common form is a fissure fill, known as a neptunian dike. Neptunian deposits occupy voids in non… …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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