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uniformitarian

[yoo-nuh-fawr-mi-tair-ee-uh n] /ˌyu nəˌfɔr mɪˈtɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
supporting, conforming to, or derived from a theory or doctrine about uniformity, especially on the subject of geology.
2.
Geology. of or relating to the thesis that processes that operated in the remote geological past are not different from those observed now.
noun
3.
a person who accepts or supports a uniformitarian theory.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; uniformit(y) + -arian
Related forms
uniformitarianism, noun
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  • They have blindly accepted a consensus date from uniformitarian, evolutionary theories, and molded their data to fit it.
  • There is some value in viewing ecosystems from a dual-uniformitarian perspective.
British Dictionary definitions for uniformitarian

uniformitarian

/ˌjuːnɪˌfɔːmɪˈtɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to uniformitarianism
2.
of, characterized by, or conforming to uniformity
noun
3.
a supporter of a theory of uniformity or of uniformitarianism
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