Neocene Ne"o*cene, a. [Neo- + Gr. ne`os new.] (Geol.) More recent than the Eocene, that is, including both the Miocene and Pliocene divisions of the Tertiary. [1913 Webster]

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  • Neocene — [nē′ō sēn΄, nē′əsēn΄] adj. [ NEO + CENE] former name for NEOGENE …   English World dictionary

  • Neocene — /nee euh seen /, adj., n. Geol. Neogene. [1890 95; NEO + CENE] * * * …   Universalium

  • neocene — ne·o·cene …   English syllables

  • Neocene — /ˈniəsin/ (say neeuhseen) adjective 1. of or relating to the later of two epochs into which the Tertiary period was formerly divided, comprising the Miocene and Pliocene. –noun 2. Obsolete a division of the Tertiary period. Also, Neogene …   Australian English dictionary

  • neocene — ˈnēəˌsēn adjective or noun Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: ne + cene : neogene * * * /nee euh seen /, adj., n. Geol. Neogene. [1890 95; NEO + CENE] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Neogene — /nee euh jeen /, Geol. adj. 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. Cf. Paleogene. n. 2. the Neogene Period or… …   Universalium

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