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Definition of Neptunist

Neptunist
Neptunian Nep*tu"ni*an, Neptunist Nep"tu*nist, n. [Cf. F. neptinien, neptuniste.] (Geol.) One who adopts the neptunian theory.

Meaning of Neptunist from wikipedia

- god of the sea. There was considerable debate between its proponents (neptunists) and those favouring a rival theory known as plutonism which gave a significant...
- Neptunism to prove their theory as well. The idea contested Abraham Werner's neptunist theory which proposed that the Earth had formed from a m**** of water and...
- vulcanism, which is the deposition of lava from volcanoes, as opposed to the Neptunists, led by Abraham Werner, who believed that all rocks had settled out of...
- at Freiberg School of Mines in 1791 under A.G. Werner, leader of the Neptunist school of geology; from anatomy at Jena under J.C. Loder; and astronomy...
- vulcanism, which is the deposition of lava from volcanoes, as opposed to the Neptunists, led by Abraham Werner, who believed that all rocks had settled out of...
- description of the Rock of Gibraltar. He stirred the Plutonist versus Neptunist debate during the Scottish Enlightenment. His family owned an estate known...
- in a geological controversy on the rival merits of the Plutonian and Neptunist hypotheses. They travelled together to examine the Cornish coast accompanied...
- deserves.” His new theories placed him into opposition with the then-po****r Neptunist theories of Abraham Gottlob Werner, that all rocks had precipitated out...
- had formed. He had read about angular unconformities as interpreted by Neptunists, and found an unconformity at Jedburgh where layers of greywacke in the...
- and those who accepted his theory were known as Diluvianists or Neptunists. The Neptunist thesis was the most po****r during the late eighteenth century...