Corallian vs Oxfordian - What's the difference?

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Corallian is a synonym of oxfordian.


In geology|lang=en terms the difference between corallian and oxfordian

is that corallian is (geology) a deposit of coralliferous limestone forming a portion of the middle division of the oolite while oxfordian is (geology) the age from 1635±10 ma to 1573±10 ma or the stage of rocks (chiefly coral-derived limestones) deposited during it.

As nouns the difference between corallian and oxfordian

is that corallian is (geology) a deposit of coralliferous limestone forming a portion of the middle division of the oolite while oxfordian is a native or resident of oxford.

As a proper noun oxfordian is

(geology) the age from 1635±10 ma to 1573±10 ma or the stage of rocks (chiefly coral-derived limestones) deposited during it.

As an adjective oxfordian is

of or pertaining to oxford or its residents.

corallian

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (geology) A deposit of coralliferous limestone forming a portion of the middle division of the oolite.
  • Synonyms

    * coral rag (Webster 1913)

    oxfordian

    English

    (Oxfordian theory of Shakespeare authorship)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A native or resident of Oxford.
  • One who believes that (Edward de Vere), 17th Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays traditionally attributed to (William Shakespeare).
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (geology) The age from 163.5±1.0 Ma to 157.3±1.0 Ma or the stage of rocks (chiefly coral-derived limestones) deposited during it.
  • Synonyms

    * Corallian

    Hypernyms

    * Phanerozoic - eon; Mesozoic - era; Jurassic - period; Upper Jurassic - epoch

    Coordinate terms

    * Callovian (Middle Jurassic); Oxfordian , Kimmeridgean, Tithonian (Upper Jurassic) - ages or stages

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to Oxford or its residents.
  • Relating to or denoting the theory that Edward de Vere (1550–1604), Earl of Oxford, wrote the plays attributed to William Shakespeare.
  • Relating to the Oxfordian age or stage.
  • Derived terms

    * Oxfordianism * Oxfordian Theory

    References

    * http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/Oxfordian