jurassic period

jurassic period
second period of the Mesozoic Era (Geology); period from 190 million to 135 million years ago

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jurassic Period — Interval of geologic time, 206–144 million years ago, that is one of the three major divisions of the Mesozoic Era, preceded by the Triassic Period and followed by the Cretaceous. During the Jurassic, Pangea began to break up into the present day …   Universalium

  • Jurassic period — noun from 190 million to 135 million years ago; dinosaurs; conifers • Syn: ↑Jurassic • Instance Hypernyms: ↑period, ↑geological period • Part Holonyms: ↑Mesozoic, ↑Mesozoic era, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Jurassic — [jo͞o ras′ik, jooras′ik] adj. [Fr jurassique, after JURA MOUNTAINS] [sometimes j ] designating or of the second geologic period of the Mesozoic Era, characterized by the breakup of Laurasia and Gondwana and the development of giant dinosaurs and… …   English World dictionary

  • Jurassic — Ju*ras sic, a. (Geol.) Of the age of the middle Mesozoic, about 190 to 140 million years ago, including, as divided in England and Europe, the Lias, O[ o]lite, and Wealden; named from certain rocks of the Jura mountains. It was noted for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Jurassic — Ju·ras·sic || ‚dÊ’ÊŠÉ™ ræsɪk n. Jurassic period, second period of the Mesozoic Era (Geology) adj. pertaining to the Jurassic period, of or pertaining to the second period of the Mesozoic Era (Geology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Jurassic — /dʒuˈræsɪk / (say jooh rasik) adjective 1. relating to a period of the Mesozoic era, following the Triassic and preceding the Cretaceous. –noun Also, Jurassic era. 2. the Jurassic period. {French jurassique} …  

  • period — /pear ee euhd/, n. 1. a rather large interval of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc., because of its particular characteristics: a period of illness; a period of great profitability for a company; a period of social… …   Universalium

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