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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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FUW hill farming committee chairman Derek Morgan, who farms on the Cambrians, said those in favour of re-wilding were attacking a minority group of traditional land managers.
Writing for The Guardian, he singles out the Cambrians for criticism.
The Cambrians represent some of Europe's most beautiful, unspoilt landscapes with farming methods dating back to the Middle Ages.
THE Prince of Wales has hosted a Clarence House reception in support of the Cambrian Mountains Initiative.
Richard Tyler, chairman of Cambria Active, said the level of protection would put the Cambrians on a par with the Gower Peninsula in South Wales and the Cotswolds in England.
But Mr Morgan said the union would fight any plans to abandon the Cambrians to nature.
The group says that the status would put the Cambrians, known as the backbone of Wales, on a par with the Gower peninsula near Swansea and the Cotswolds in England.
KANATA, Ontario, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambrian Systems, the leader in Metro DWDM solutions, today announced the expansion of its operation in the United States and the establishment of a European headquarters in the United Kingdom to meet growing market demands for Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems.
9, 1998--Cambrian Cambrian to Showcase OPTera's Flexibility and Reliability in the Enterprise: Metro DWDM Leader on Target for Q4 1998 Shipments
KANATA, Ontario, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical networking leaders Cambrian Systems and Lucent Technologies today announced their collaboration on interoperability between their metropolitan and long-haul Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems.
8, 1998-- Cambrian DWDM enables native transport of D1 Video to deliver cost-effective, high quality, survivable video transmission in Metro Access and Interoffice Networks
Hewlett-Packard Company today announced a letter of intent with Cambrian Systems Corporation to develop Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) for metropolitan access and interoffice networks.