postglacial definition

  • adjective:
    • associated with or occurring in the period following a glacial duration.
    • developing after glaciation
    • Formed or happening after the final glacial epoch associated with the Pleistocene duration, or at a locality inside the area of Pleistocene glaciation following the last disappearance associated with glacier through the locality.
    • Of, pertaining to, or designating, an epoch following the final Glacial and ahead of the Terrace epoch.
    • associated with or occurring at that time after a glacial duration
  • others:
    • In geology See Post-tertiary.
    • Of or pertaining to any portion of Pleistocene time subsequent to the final recession for the continental ice-sheet.
  • noun:
    • A sediment deposited under conditions consequent upon the escape of a continental glacier.

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