Pennsylvanian
adjective Date: 1698 1. of or relating to Pennsylvania or its people 2. of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era in North America between the Mississippian and Permian or the corresponding system of rocks — see geologic time table • Pennsylvanian noun

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  • Pennsylvanian — ☆ Pennsylvanian [pen΄səl vān′yən, pen΄səlvā′nē ən ] adj. 1. of Pennsylvania 2. [sometimes p ] designating or of the second and last geologic subdivision of the Carboniferous Period, characterized by the development of vast deposits of dead, coal… …   English World dictionary

  • Pennsylvanian — This article is about the geologic subperiod. For passenger train, see Pennsylvanian (Amtrak). System Subsystem/ Series Stage Age (Ma) Permian Cisuralian Asselian younger …   Wikipedia

  • Pennsylvanian — /pen seuhl vayn yeuhn, vay nee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the state of Pennsylvania. 2. Geol. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from about 310 to 280 million years ago and characterized by warm climates,… …   Universalium

  • Pennsylvanian — 1. noun a) An inhabitant or a resident of the state of Pennsylvania. b) Any of the three Pennsylvanian epochs. 2. adjective a) of any of the three …   Wiktionary

  • Pennsylvanian — Penn•syl•va•nian [[t]ˌpɛn səlˈveɪn yən, ˈveɪ ni ən[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to the state of Pennsylvania 2) gel of or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from about 310 to 280 million years ago and characterized by warm… …   From formal English to slang

  • Pennsylvanian — System Subsystem Stufe ≈ Alter (mya) höher höher höher jünger Karbon Pennsylvanium Gzhelium …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pennsylvanian —   a period of geologic time lasing from 320m to 286m years ago …   Geography glossary

  • Pennsylvanian — n. resident of Pennsylvania (USA) adj. pertaining to Pennsylvania (USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Pennsylvanian — noun a native or inhabitant of the US state of Pennsylvania. adjective 1》 relating to Pennsylvania. 2》 Geology of or denoting the later part of the Carboniferous period in North America …   English new terms dictionary

  • pennsylvanian — penn·syl·va·nian …   English syllables

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