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Neocene

[nee-uh-seen]
adjective, noun Geology.
  1. Neogene.
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Origin of Neocene

First recorded in 1890–95; neo- + -cene
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Historical Examples

  • The word "Neocene" has been used in place of Neozoic, but its employment is open to objection.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4

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British Dictionary definitions for neocene

Neocene

adjective, noun
  1. a former word for Neogene
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