diachronism

/ (daɪˈækrəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

geology the passage of a geological formation across time planes, as occurs when a marine sediment laid down by an advancing sea is noticeably younger in the direction of advancement

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Derived forms of diachronism

diachronous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for diachronism

  • Nor would their diachronism be more certainly inferrible from the physical traces of them, in the one case than in the other.

    Omphalos|Philip Henry Gosse