/lɒˈrɛnʃən/ (say lo'renshuhn)

denoting or relating to a series of rocks of the Archaean system, occurring in Canada near the St Lawrence river and the Great Lakes, or the major mountain-building episode to which these rocks were subject in Archaean times.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Laurentian — (French: Laurentides or Laurentien ) may refer to: *Anything related to Saint Lawrence or the Saint Lawrence River *Laurentia, the craton at the heart of the North American continent **The exposed parts are also known as the Canadian Shield, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Laurentian — Lau*ren tian, a. Pertaining to, or near, the St. Lawrence River; as, the Laurentian hills. [1913 Webster] {Laurentian period} (Geol.), the lower of the two divisions of the Arch[ae]an age; called also {the Laurentian}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laurentian — in reference to granite strata in eastern Canada, 1863, named for the Laurentian Mountains, where it is found, which are named for the nearby St. Lawrence River. Hence, Laurasia, Paleozoic supercontinent comprising N.America and Eurasia, 1931,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • laurenţian — LAURENŢIÁN, Ă adj. cutare laurenţiană = cutare precambriană a scoarţei terestre care a avut loc în America de Nord. (după germ. laurentisch) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Laurentian — [lô ren′shən] adj. [< L laurentius, Lawrence + AN] 1. of or relating to the St. Lawrence River 2. designating or of a series of rocks of the Precambrian system in E Canada …   English World dictionary

  • Laurentian — 1. adjective /ləˈrenʃən,lɒˈrɛnʃən,lɒˈrɛnʃiən,lɑˈrɛnʃən/ a) Relating to a Precambrian geological region in eastern Canada, or the period of its formation. In the Laurentian hills. b) Relating to the Laurentian Mountains. 2. noun… …   Wiktionary

  • laurentian — lȯˈrench(ē)ən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Laurentius Lawrence (in sense 1 representing the St. Lawrence River, southern Quebec and southeast Ontario, Canada, and in sense 2 representing D. H. Lawrence died 1930 English… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laurentian — adjective see Lawrence II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Laurentian — /law ren sheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the St. Lawrence River. 2. Geol. noting or pertaining to the granite intrusions and orogeny in Canada around the Great Lakes during Archeozoic time. [1860 65; < LL Laurenti(us) Lawrence (orig. adj.,… …   Universalium

  • Laurentian — ISO 639 3 Code : lre ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Extinct …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • laurentian — lau·ren·tian …   English syllables

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