Glacialist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Glacialist One who attributes the phenomena of the drift, in geology, to glaciers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n glacialist One who explains geological phenomena by reference to the former presence of ice. The word is little used in this sense except with some other word limiting or qualifying it; as, an advanced glacialist; an ultra-glacialist (one who is prone to magnify the importance of ice as a geological agent).
    • n glacialist One who makes a specialty of glacial geology.
    • n glacialist Also glaciologist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Glacialist one who attributes the phenomena of the drift in geology to the action of glaciers
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. glacialisglacies, ice.

Usage

In literature:

I can therefore only wonder that other glacialists have given so little weight to this fact.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
I need only remind glacialists of the work recently published by Professor Bonney.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
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