\\-_nə̇st\ noun (-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary neptun- (from Latin Neptunus) + -ist
: one holding the now obsolete theory that all of the rocks of the earth's crust were formed by the agency of water — compare plutonist

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  • Neptunist — Nep|tu|nịst 〈m.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en〉 Anhänger, Vertreter des Neptunismus …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Neptunist — Nep|tu|nist der; en, en <zu ↑> Verfechter des Neptunismus …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • neptunist — nep·tun·ist …   English syllables

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  • Neptunism — Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749 1817), the founder of Neptunism Neptunism is a discredited and obsolete scientific theory of geology proposed by Abraham Gottlob Werner in the late 18th century that proposed rocks formed from the crystallisation of… …   Wikipedia

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  • Scrope, George Julius Poulett — ▪ British geologist born , March 10, 1797, London died Jan. 19, 1876, Fairlawn, Surrey, Eng.       English geologist and political economist whose volcanic studies helped depose the Neptunist theory that all the world s rocks were formed by… …   Universalium

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