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uniformitarian Tweet Definition of uniformitarian Like Definition of uniformitarian on Facebook
noun
  1. One who accepts uniformitarianism, or the uniformitarian doctrine.
adjective
  1. Of, pertaining to, or designating, the view or doctrine that existing causes, acting in the same manner and with essentially the same intensity as at the present time, are sufficient to account for all geological changes.
upheaval Tweet Definition of upheaval Like Definition of upheaval on Facebook
noun
  1. the process of being heaved upward, especially the raising of part of the earth's crust
  2. a sudden violent upset, disruption or convulsion
uplift Tweet Definition of uplift Like Definition of uplift on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of being uplifted
  2. the result of being uplifted
  3. (geology) a tectonic upheaval, especially one that takes place in the process of mountain building
  4. a brassiere that raises the breasts
adjective
  1. lifted up
upthrust Tweet Definition of upthrust Like Definition of upthrust on Facebook
noun
  1. an upward thrust
  2. (nautical) buoyancy
  3. (geology) an upward movement of part of the Earth's crust
verbto upthrust
  1. (transitive) to thrust something upwards
  2. (intransitive) to be thrust upwards

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