diachronism

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diachronism

(daɪˈækrəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Geological Science) geology the passage of a geological formation across time planes, as occurs when a marine sediment laid down by an advancing sea is noticeably younger in the direction of advancement
diˈachronous adj

diachronism, diachrony

the comparative study of a development based on its history. — diachronic, diachronistic, diachronistical, adj.
See also: Time
the study and description of the change or development in the structural systems of a language over a stated period of time. Also called historical linguistics. Cf. synchronic linguistics. — diachronic, adj.
See also: Linguistics
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Owing to the age outlined for the previous lower cycle (generally related to a Sakmarian-Artinskian interval), and due to correlation with the more indicative lateral sections of the Trentino-Alto Adige, the Verrucano Lombardo probably developed diachronously during Late Tatarian times, reaching up (or almost) to the Permian-Triassic boundary.
2005) repeatedly flooded the Maritimes Basin during eustatic highstands, with transgressions developing diachronously in a westerly direction from the Russian Platform and through the North Variscan Basin in Germany (Dallmeyer et al 1995; Oplustil 2005).
The total length of rifted margin was more than 25,000 km, suggesting a staggered climatic response to uplift as rifting progressed diachronously, somewhat like a zipper.
Such redescriptions go deeper into the meaning of capitalism by identifying the languages or paradigms that have been used to describe it over time as well as over space, synchronously as well as diachronously.
At the end of the Cretaceous terrestrial conditions reappeared diachronously from the late Santonian up to the Campanian.