geologic time

geologic time
the time of the physical formation and development of the earth (especially prior to human history)
Syn: ↑geological time
Hypernyms: ↑time

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: the long period dealt with by historical geology; especially : the period prior to human history

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the succession of eras, periods, and epochs as considered in historical geology.

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