Cambrian


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Cam·bri·an

 (kăm′brē-ən, kām′-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to Wales; Welsh.
2. Of, relating to, or being the period of geologic time from about 542 to 488 million years ago, the oldest period of the Paleozoic Era. The Cambrian Period is characterized by desert land areas, warm seas, and rapid early diversification of marine life resulting in the rise of almost all modern animal phyla. See Table at geologic time.
n.
1. A Welshman or Welshwoman.
2. The Cambrian Period.

[From Medieval Latin Cambria, Wales, alteration of Cumbria from Welsh Cymry. Adj., sense 2, and n., sense 2, after Cambria.]

Cambrian

(ˈkæmbrɪən)
adj
1. (Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the first 65 million years of the Palaeozoic era, during which marine invertebrates, esp trilobites, flourished
2. of or relating to Wales
n
3. (Geological Science) the Cambrian the Cambrian period or rock system
4. a Welsh person

Cam•bri•an

(ˈkæm bri ən)

adj.
1. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from 570 million to 500 million years ago, when algae and marine invertebrates were the predominant form of life.
2. of or pertaining to Cambria; Welsh.
n.
3. the Cambrian Period or System.
4. a native or inhabitant of Wales; Welshman or Welshwoman.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin Cambri(a) Wales, Latinization of MWelsh Cymry Wales, literally Welshmen]

Cam·bri·an

(kăm′brē-ən, kām′brē-ən)
The first period of the Paleozoic Era, from about 540 to 505 million years ago, characterized by warm seas and desert land areas. During the Cambrian Period, animal life diversified rapidly and almost all modern animal phyla arose. See Chart at geologic time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cambrian - from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates
Paleozoic, Paleozoic era - from 544 million to about 230 million years ago
2.Cambrian - a native or resident of Wales
Cambria, Cymru, Wales - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; during Roman times the region was known as Cambria
European - a native or inhabitant of Europe
Adj.1.Cambrian - of or relating to or characteristic of Wales or its people or their language; "the Welsh coast"; "Welsh syntax"
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As we sailed in to Langa-Langa, the British cruiser, the Cambrian, steamed out from the shelling of a village.
And--oh yes, a war vessel's in the group, the Cambrian. She burned three villages at Bina--on account of the Minota, you know--and shelled the bush.
Rather might I have experienced a cosmic cycle, with all its changes and evolutions for that which I have seen with my own eyes in this brief interval of time--things that no other mortal eye had seen before, glimpses of a world past, a world dead, a world so long dead that even in the lowest Cambrian stratum no trace of it remains.
ENPNewswire-August 15, 2019--Transport For Wales Rail Services - Wales' Cambrian Line named one of the world's most scenic railways
WALKING routes have been launched to help explore the Cambrian Mountains and 11 rural communities.
A major outstanding question in the natural sciences is what caused the 'Cambrian explosion,' or the rapid diversification of animal life around 520m years ago where many modern types of organisms evolved.
Cambrian Training, which has offices in Welshpool, Holyhead and Colwyn Bay, has set itself a challenge of running, walking and cycling 1,000 miles, visiting all 22 counties of Wales.
It was Met's first ever win over the Nomads and sets up an all-South Wales showdown with Cambrian & Clydach in the final on Saturday, January 19 at a venue to be announced.
The banded iron formation, located in western China, has been conclusively dated as Cambrian in age.
This study is an attempt to reconsider the sequence stratigraphy of the Cambrian succession through field investigation of the deposited strata in the central part of the North China Platform.
Pakistan Army team won Gold Medal in "Exercise Cambrian Patrol" held in UK in the second week of October.
RAWALPINDI -- Pakistan Army team won gold medal in 'Exercise Cambrian Patrol', held in United Kingdom (UK) in the second of week of the ongoing month.