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Neogene

[nee-uh-jeen]Geology
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adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to an interval of time corresponding to the Miocene and Pliocene epochs and accorded the status of a period when the Tertiary is considered an era.Compare Paleogene.
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noun
  1. the Neogene Period or System.
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Also Neocene.

Origin of Neogene

1855–60; neo- + -gene (see -gen)
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Historical Examples

  • The deposits of the central, or Lycaonian, plateau consist of freshwater marls and limestones of late Tertiary or Neogene age.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7

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British Dictionary definitions for neogene

Neogene

adjective
  1. of, denoting, or formed during the Miocene and Pliocene epochs
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noun
  1. the Neogene the Neogene period or system
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neogene in Science

Neogene

[nēō-jēn′]
  1. The youngest of two subdivisions of the Tertiary Period, including the Miocene and Pliocene Epochs.
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