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 (hŭt′n), James 1726-1797.
British geologist who proposed the theory, which became a foundation for modern geology, that the Earth is shaped by slow, uniformly acting processes including intrusion, erosion, and sedimentation.
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Hutton

(ˈhʌtən)
n
1. (Biography) James. 1726–97, Scottish geologist, regarded as the founder of modern geology
2. (Biography) Sir Leonard, known as Len Hutton. 1916–90, English cricketer; the first professional captain of England (1953)
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Noun1.Hutton - English cricketer (1916-1990)
2.Hutton - Scottish geologist who described the processes that have shaped the surface of the earth (1726-1797)
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