postglacial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj postglacial relating to or occurring during the time following a glacial period
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Postglacial (Geol) Formed or occurring after the last glacial epoch of the Pleistocene period, or at a locality within the area of Pleistocene glaciation after the final disappearance of the glacier from the locality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • postglacial In geology See Post-tertiary.
    • postglacial Of or pertaining to any portion of Pleistocene time subsequent to the final recession of the continental ice-sheet.
    • n postglacial A sediment deposited under conditions consequent upon the retreat of a continental glacier.
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Usage

In literature:

The postglacial cut through the moraine is about ninety feet deep.
"The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin" by Rollin D. Salisbury
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