glaciation


glaciation
   The formation, movement and recession of glaciers or ice sheets. A collective term for the geologic processes of glacial activity, including erosion and deposition, and the resulting effects of such action on the earth's surface.
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  • glaciation — [ glasjasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1560; de glacer 1 ♦ Transformation en glace. 2 ♦ Géol. Formation particulière des périodes glaciaires; période pendant laquelle une région a été recouverte par les glaces. Les quatre glaciations du quaternaire. ● glaciation …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Glaciation — Gla ci*a tion, n. 1. Act of freezing. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is formed by freezing; ice. [1913 Webster] 3. The process of glaciating, or the state of being glaciated; the production of glacial phenomena. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glaciation — (n.) 1640s, noun of action from L. glaciare to freeze (see GLACIS (Cf. glacis)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glaciation — ► NOUN Geology 1) the condition or result of being glaciated. 2) a glacial period …   English terms dictionary

  • Glaciation — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Âge de glace (homonymie). Représentation artistique de l englacement lors du Dernier Maximum Glaciaire (DMG) selon Ice age terrestrial carbon changes revisited de Thomas J. Crowley …   Wikipédia en Français

  • glaciation — noun 1. the condition of being covered with glaciers or masses of ice; the result of glacial action Agassiz recognized marks of glaciation all over northern Europe • Derivationally related forms: ↑glacial, ↑glaciate • Hypernyms: ↑environmental… …   Useful english dictionary

  • glaciation — (gla si a sion) s. f. Terme didactique. Action de transformer en glace. La glaciation de l eau. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   En hyver, à cause de l interception ou glaciation du dit esprit faite par le froid es parties externes, PARÉ Introd. 10.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • glaciation — [[t]gle͟ɪsie͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] glaciations N VAR In geology, glaciation is the process by which the land is covered by glaciers. Glaciations are periods when this happens. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • glaciation — noun see glaciate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glaciation — See glaciate. * * * …   Universalium

  • glaciation — noun a) Act of freezing. b) That which is formed by freezing; ice …   Wiktionary