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postglacial

[ pohst-gley-shuhl ]

adjective

, Geology.
  1. after a given glacial epoch, especially the Pleistocene.


postglacial

/ pəʊstˈɡleɪsɪəl /

adjective

  1. formed or occurring after a glacial period, esp after the Pleistocene epoch


postglacial

/ pōst-glāshəl /

  1. Relating to or occurring during the time following a glacial period.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of postglacial1

First recorded in 1850–55; post- + glacial

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Example Sentences

Actual measurements of sea level rise do and will vary from place to place around the globe for various reasons, including expanding seawater, postglacial rebound, the rotation of Earth and sinking lands.

Many of the valleys of our present rivers are but patchworks of preglacial, interglacial, and postglacial courses (Fig. 366).

The Gschnitz stage in the Alps or second Postglacial advance.

Postglacial warping of the land has brought the whole region to the present condition.

Daun stage of Postglacial retreat; Europe with a milder climate and forest and meadow fauna like that of early historic times.

Period of the first Postglacial interval or Achen retreat of the glaciers in the Alpine region.

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