deglaciation
noun Date: 1895 the melting of ice; specifically the retreat of a glacier or ice sheetdeglaciated adjective

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  • déglaciation — [ deglasjasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1911; de dé et glaciation ♦ Géogr. Phase de récession d un appareil glaciaire. ● déglaciation nom féminin Recul des glaciers. ● déglaciation (synonymes) nom féminin Recul des glaciers. Synonymes : récession glaciaire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • deglaciation — /dee glay shee ay sheuhn, see /, n. Geol. the gradual melting away of a glacier from the surface of a landmass. [1890 95; DE + GLACIATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • deglaciation — noun diɡleɪʃiˈeɪʃən The removal of all glacial land ice from a region, usually by melting. Syn: deglacierization …   Wiktionary

  • deglaciation —   the removal of glacier cover (glacial retreat) when ablation outstrips accumulation …   Geography glossary

  • deglaciation — de·glaciation …   English syllables

  • deglaciation — /digleɪsiˈeɪʃən/ (say diglaysee ayshuhn) noun 1. the melting of the ice at the end of an ice age. 2. the melting and receding of glaciers and ice sheets uncovering the land beneath …   Australian English dictionary

  • deglaciation — (|)dē+ noun : the inclusive process whereby a glacier or ice sheet shrinks to disappearance; also : the result of this process …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Astrological age — For the song, see Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In. For the album, see The Age of Aquarius (album). An astrological age is a time period in astrology which is believed by some to parallel major changes in the Earth s inhabitants development,… …   Wikipedia

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