Cambrian


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Cam·bri·an

 (kăm′brē-ən, kām′-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Wales; Welsh.
2. Of, relating to, or being the period of geologic time from about 542 to 488 million years ago, the oldest period of the Paleozoic Era. The Cambrian Period is characterized by desert land areas, warm seas, and rapid early diversification of marine life resulting in the rise of almost all modern animal phyla. See Table at geologic time.
n.
1. A Welshman or Welshwoman.
2. The Cambrian Period.

[From Medieval Latin Cambria, Wales, alteration of Cumbria from Welsh Cymry. Adj., sense 2, and n., sense 2, after Cambria.]

Cambrian

(ˈkæmbrɪən)
adj
1. (Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the first 65 million years of the Palaeozoic era, during which marine invertebrates, esp trilobites, flourished
2. of or relating to Wales
n
3. (Geological Science) the Cambrian the Cambrian period or rock system
4. a Welsh person

Cam•bri•an

(ˈkæm bri ən)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from 570 million to 500 million years ago, when algae and marine invertebrates were the predominant form of life.
2. of or pertaining to Cambria; Welsh.
n.
3. the Cambrian Period or System.
4. a native or inhabitant of Wales; Welshman or Welshwoman.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin Cambri(a) Wales, Latinization of MWelsh Cymry Wales, literally Welshmen]

Cam·bri·an

(kăm′brē-ən, kām′brē-ən)
The first period of the Paleozoic Era, from about 540 to 505 million years ago, characterized by warm seas and desert land areas. During the Cambrian Period, animal life diversified rapidly and almost all modern animal phyla arose. See Chart at geologic time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cambrian - from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates
Paleozoic, Paleozoic era - from 544 million to about 230 million years ago
2.Cambrian - a native or resident of Wales
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Adj.1.Cambrian - of or relating to or characteristic of Wales or its people or their language; "the Welsh coast"; "Welsh syntax"
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As we sailed in to Langa-Langa, the British cruiser, the Cambrian, steamed out from the shelling of a village.
And--oh yes, a war vessel's in the group, the Cambrian.
Rather might I have experienced a cosmic cycle, with all its changes and evolutions for that which I have seen with my own eyes in this brief interval of time--things that no other mortal eye had seen before, glimpses of a world past, a world dead, a world so long dead that even in the lowest Cambrian stratum no trace of it remains.
Pakistan Army team won Gold Medal in "Exercise Cambrian Patrol" held in UK in the second week of October.
RAWALPINDI -- Pakistan Army team won gold medal in 'Exercise Cambrian Patrol', held in United Kingdom (UK) in the second of week of the ongoing month.
IT has been a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde start to the season for newly-promoted Cambrian Welfare in what is already proving to be a topsy-turvy Two East Central - but there is plenty of reason for optimism.
The future is looking more secure for several innovation projects at Cambrian College in Sudbury with a large grant coming their way.
MAGAZINE printer Pensord has acquired family-run rival Cambrian Printers.
COAS, while meeting with Pakistan Army team which won Gold Medal in "Exercise Cambrian Patrol" held in UK last month, felicitated the team for their tremendous performance in international event.
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For more than a century, paleontologists, including Charles Darwin, have debated whether the so-called Cambrian Explosion--a rapid period of species diversification that began around 542,000,000 years ago--was the equivalent of an evolutionary "big bang" of biological innovation or just an artifact of the incomplete fossil record.