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paleogeography

[pey-lee-oh-jee-og-ruh-fee or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊ dʒiˈɒg rə fi or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/
noun
1.
the science of representing the earth's geographic features belonging to any part of the geologic past.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; paleo- + geography
Related forms
paleogeographer, noun
paleogeographic
[pey-lee-oh-jee-uh-graf-ik or, esp. British, pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk or, esp. British, ˌpæl i-/ (Show IPA),
paleogeographical, adjective
paleogeographically, adverb
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Examples from the web for paleogeography
  • paleogeography is the study of these ancient environments.
  • The map above illustrates this paleogeography nicely.
  • The boundaries of the play are further restricted by the paleogeography that controlled reef deposition.
  • Many of the differences can be related to paleogeography, basin hydrography, and global sea level.

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