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ice age

n.
1. A cold period marked by extensive glaciation.
2. Ice Age The most recent glacial period, which occurred during the Pleistocene Epoch.
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ice age

n
(Geological Science) another name for glacial period
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ice′ age`


n.
1. (often caps.) the geologically recent Pleistocene Epoch, during which much of the Northern Hemisphere was covered by great ice sheets.
2. any one of the Permian, Carboniferous, Cambrian, or Precambrian glaciations.
[1870–75]
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ice age

1. Any of several cold periods during which glaciers covered much of the Earth.
2. Ice Age The most recent glacial period, which occurred during the Pleistocene Epoch and ended about 10,000 years ago. During the Pleistocene Ice Age, great sheets of ice up to two miles thick covered most of Greenland, Canada, and the northern United States as well as northern Europe and Russia.
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Ice Age

1. A period during which glaciers advanced to cover large parts of the earth’s surface, the most recent occurring over 11,000 years ago.
2. A time when ice sheets covered much of the Earth. The present Ice Age is only one of several ice ages.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ice Age - any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surfaceice age - any period of time during which glaciers covered a large part of the earth's surface; "the most recent ice age was during the Pleistocene"
geological period, period - a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed; "ganoid fishes swarmed during the earlier geological periods"
prehistoric culture, prehistory - the time during the development of human culture before the appearance of the written word
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Translations
العَصْر الجَليدي
doba ledová
istid
jääaeg
jääkausi
jégkorszak
ísöld
doba ľadová
ledena doba
buzul çağı

Ice Age

n the Ice Agel'era glaciale
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ice

(ais) noun
1. frozen water. The pond is covered with ice.
2. an ice-cream. chocolate ice-cream. Three ices, please.
3. (American) a fruit-flavoured frozen dessert usually made without milk and cream. lemon ice(s).
verb
to cover with icing. She iced the cake.
ˈicing noun
a mixture of sugar, white of egg, water etc used to cover or decorate cakes.
ˈicy adjective
1. very cold. icy winds.
2. covered with ice. icy roads.
3. unfriendly. an icy tone of voice.
ˈicily adverb
ˈiciness noun
ice age
a time when a great part of the earth's surface was covered with ice.
ice axe
a type of axe used by mountain climbers to cut holds in ice for their hands and feet.
ˈiceberg noun
a huge mass of ice floating in the sea.
ice box
(American) a refrigerator.
ˌice-ˈcream noun
cream or a mixture of creamy substances, flavoured and frozen. chocolate ice-cream.
ˈice-cube noun
a small cube of ice used for cooling drinks etc.
ice rink
a large room or building with a floor of ice for skating.
ice-skate verb
to skate on ice.
ice-skating noun
ice tray
a metal or plastic tray for making ice-cubes in a refrigerator.
ice over/up
to become covered with ice. The pond iced over during the night; The windows have iced up.
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"Our interpretation of a number of other isotopic systems, and of changes to biogeochemical cycles since the last glacial maximum therefore likely needs re-evaluating."
Though nothing can be said for sure due to the lack of evidence, the group posits these changes could be the result of the distinct habitat of these animals Guangxi or the climate difference that prevailed during the last glacial maximum period.
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The glaciation scenario consists of four stages that generically represent the last glacial maximum episode of ice advance and retreat in North America [39], following an approach similar to that used for previous illustrative basin scale simulations (e.g., [24]): (1) Stage I corresponds to a phase of ice sheet accumulation (i.e., loading, for a period of 12,500 years), (2) Stage II represents a constant ice sheet thickness for a period of 5,000 years, (3) Stage III corresponds to the phase of ice sheet melting and retreat (i.e., unloading, for a period of 5,000 years), and (4) Stage IV is representative of conditions with no ice present (i.e., return to present-day surface boundary conditions).
Quantifying change in the carbonate ion ([DELTA]IC[O.sup.2-.sub.3]) is essential to more accurately predict changes in atmospheric C[O.sub.2] over the Last Glacial Maximum and deglacial period.
"If there ever was an ice-free corridor during the Last Glacial Maximum," James Dixon of the University of New Mexico wrote in a recent study, "it was not in the interior regions of northern North America, but along the Northwest Coast." A "biologically viable" passage stretched along that coast from the Bering Land Bridge to regions south of the glaciers starting about 16,000 years ago, he reported in the journal Quaternary International.
The current 'balmy' conditions could be little more than a blip on the inevitable way to the next glacial maximum.