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Car·bon·if·er·ous

 (kär′bə-nĭf′ər-əs)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or being the geologic division of the Paleozoic Era from about 359 to 299 million years ago. The Carboniferous Period follows the Devonian Period and precedes the Permian Period and includes the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian Periods. It is characterized, especially in the Pennsylvanian, by swamp formation and deposition of plant remains that later hardened into coal.
2. carboniferous Producing or containing carbon or coal.
n.
The Carboniferous Period. See Table at geologic time.

carboniferous

(ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs)
adj
yielding coal or carbon

Carboniferous

(ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs)
adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the fifth period of the Palaeozoic era, between the Devonian and Permian periods, lasting for nearly 64 million years during which coal measures were formed
n
(Geological Science) the Carboniferous the Carboniferous period or rock system

Car•bon•if•er•ous

(ˌkɑr bəˈnɪf ər əs)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, including the Pennsylvanian and Mississippian periods as epochs, occurring from 345 million to 280 million years ago.
2. (l.c.) producing carbon or coal.
n.
3. the Carboniferous Period or System.
[1790–1800; < Latin carbōn-, s. of carbō charcoal + -i- + -ferous]

Car·bon·if·er·ous

(kär′bə-nĭf′ər-əs)
The geologic time comprising the Mississippian (or Lower Carboniferous) and Pennsylvanian (or Upper Carboniferous) Periods of the Paleozoic Era, from about 360 to 286 million years ago. During the Carboniferous, widespread swamps formed in which plant remains accumulated and later hardened into coal. See Chart at geologic time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Carboniferous - from 345 million to 280 million years ago
Paleozoic, Paleozoic era - from 544 million to about 230 million years ago
Pennsylvanian, Pennsylvanian period, Upper Carboniferous, Upper Carboniferous period - from 310 million to 280 million years ago; warm climate; swampy land
Lower Carboniferous, Lower Carboniferous period, Missippian period, Mississippian - from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects
Adj.1.carboniferous - of or relating to the Carboniferous geologic era; "carboniferous rock system"
2.carboniferous - relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
Translations

carboniferous

[ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfərəs] ADJcarbonífero

carboniferous

adj (Geol) → kohlehaltig

carboniferous

[ˌkɑːbəˈnɪfrəs] adjcarbonifero/a
References in classic literature ?
Lyell in the carboniferous strata of North America.
Thus conversing we followed the intricate trail toward the temple, which we came upon in a small clearing surrounded by enormous trees similar to those which must have flourished upon the outer crust during the carboniferous age.
This denudation ofJhelum Group prevailed until the Carboniferous when the whole assembly of the Gondwanaland drifted to the South Pole and embraced the glacial environment.
A significant structural closure within the Carboniferous had been previously identified straddling the boundary of the two licence areas.
According to borehole B1, which is located near the station, there is a layer of weathered slates of the Carboniferous age at the depth of 10 m below the surface (Table 1).
Only a partial section of the Carboniferous developed in the Euphrates graben and the Mesopotamian Fore-deep.
The carboniferous Westphalian and Namurian contains numerous sandstones which are proven reservoirs in the oilfields within the Gainsborough Trough.
Description of fossil foot marks, supposed to be referable to the classes Birds, Reptilia, and Mammalia found in the carboniferous series in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Imagine you found an animal fossil in rock that formed during the Carboniferous period.
However, for the Baltic Sedimentary Basin and northeast Poland there is no evidence for extensive faulting in the Carboniferous that could be linked to magmatism, except for the reactivation of several of the largest fault zones (essentially the Liepaja-Saldus Zone).
THE UK is rich in fossil fuel whose formation date back over 300m years ago - during the carboniferous period - when the UK land mass resembled a tropical rainforest Over the millenniums plant life in lower lying and submerged areas decayed into oil and gas whilst trees in the upland areas - such as the North-east - morphed into coal.
As a result of this new tectonic context, a backarc basin developed in the Frontal Cordillera, where the sedimentation of the El Plata and Cerro de Agua Negra formations took place during the Carboniferous period (Mpodozis and Ramos, 1990; Fernandez Seveso et al.

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