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[pohst-gley-shuh l] /poʊstˈgleɪ ʃəl/
adjective, Geology
after a given glacial epoch, especially the Pleistocene.
Origin of postglacial
1850-55; post- + glacial Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for postglacial
  • However, relationships in the trench suggest that the folding and faulting is postglacial in age.
  • It is possible that these sites are subject to land subsidence beyond the regional value caused by postglacial rebound.
  • Glacial and postglacial landforms cover the entire land surface of the region.
British Dictionary definitions for postglacial


formed or occurring after a glacial period, esp after the Pleistocene epoch
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postglacial in Science
Relating to or occurring during the time following a glacial period.
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