Holocene
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1897 of, relating to, or being the present or post-Pleistocene geologic epoch — see geologic time table • Holocene noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Holocene — Holocène ère Cénozoïque Néogène Holocène Pléistocène Pliocène Miocène …   Wikipédia en Français

  • holocène — [ ɔlɔsɛn ] n. m. • 1931; de holo et cène ♦ Géol. Période la plus récente du quaternaire, succédant au pléistocène. Holocène ancien ou inférieur (⇒ mésolithique) , moyen (⇒ néolithique) . Holocène récent ou supérieur : âge des métaux. Adj. Période …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Holocene — n. 1. The geological period comprising approximately the last 10,000 years. Syn: Holocene epoch, Recent epoch. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holocene — [häl′ō sēn΄, hō′ləsēn΄] adj. [ HOLO + CENE] [sometimes h ] designating or of the second and current epoch of the Quaternary Period, characterized by a warm climate and the development of modern human culture designating or of the second and… …   English World dictionary

  • Holocene — epoch that began 10,000 years ago and continues today, 1897, from Fr. holocène (1867), from Gk. holo , comb. form of holos whole (see SAFE (Cf. safe) (adj.)) + kainos new, recent (see RECENT (Cf. recent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Holocene — ► ADJECTIVE Geology ▪ relating to or denoting the present epoch (from about 10,000 years ago, following the Pleistocene). ORIGIN French, from Greek kainos new …   English terms dictionary

  • Holocene — The Holocene is a geological epoch which began approximately 10,000 years ago (about 8000 BC). According to traditional geological thinking, the Holocene continues to the present. The Holocene is part of the Neogene and Quaternary periods. Its… …   Wikipedia

  • Holocène — ère Cénozoïque Néogène Holocène Pléistocène Pliocène Miocène …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Holocene — /ˈhɒləsin / (say holuhseen) adjective 1. of, relating to, or formed in the second and most recent epoch of the Quaternary period, which began 10 000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene. –noun Also, the Recent, Recent Age. 2. the, the Holocene …   Australian English dictionary

  • Holocene — 1. adjective Of a geologic epoch within the Neogene period from about 11,000 years ago to the present; the age of man. 2. noun The Holocene epoch …   Wiktionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”