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uniformitarian

[ yoo-nuh-fawr-mi-tair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌyu nəˌfɔr mɪˈtɛər i ən /
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adjective

supporting, conforming to, or derived from a theory or doctrine about uniformity, especially on the subject of geology.
Geology. of or relating to the thesis that processes that operated in the remote geological past are not different from those observed now.

noun

a person who accepts or supports a uniformitarian theory.

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Origin of uniformitarian

First recorded in 1830–40; uniformit(y) + -arian

OTHER WORDS FROM uniformitarian

u·ni·form·i·tar·i·an·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uniformitarian

uniformitarian
/ (ˌjuːnɪˌfɔːmɪˈtɛərɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to uniformitarianism
of, characterized by, or conforming to uniformity

noun

a supporter of a theory of uniformity or of uniformitarianism
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