Jurassic vs Oxfordian - What's the difference?

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Jurassic is a hypernym of oxfordian.


As adjectives the difference between jurassic and oxfordian

is that jurassic is (label) of or pertaining to the second period of the mesozoic era, a time still dominated by dinosaurs while oxfordian is of or pertaining to oxford or its residents.

As proper nouns the difference between jurassic and oxfordian

is that jurassic is the period from 2013±02 to 145 million years ago, after the triassic and before the cretaceous; the geologic systems of this period 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 a noun oxfordian is

a native or resident of oxford.

jurassic

English

Adjective

(wikipedia Jurassic) (-)
  • (label) Of or pertaining to the second period of the Mesozoic era, a time still dominated by dinosaurs.
  • * 1990 , Michael Crichton, Jurassic Park , Alfred A. Knopf, p 94:
  • His father squinted at the skeleton. “What is it, Jurassic'?” “Jeez. No. Cretaceous.” “Cretaceous? What's the difference between Cretaceous and '''Jurassic'''?” “Only about a hundred million years,” Tim said. “Cretaceous is older?” “No, Dad, ' Jurassic is older.”
  • Of or pertaining to the people or region near the Jura Mountain Range of Europe.
  • * 1910 , Peter Kropotkin, “Anarchism”, in Encyclopædia Britannica .
  • The Jurassic , the Spanish and the Italian federations and sections of the International Working Men's Association, as also the French, the German and the American anarchist groups, were for the next years the chief centres of anarchist thought and propaganda.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The period from 201.3±0.2 to 145 million years ago, after the Triassic and before the Cretaceous; the geologic systems of this period.
  • * D. M. Kermack, K. A. Kermack, The Evolution of Mammalian Characters :
  • [p 108] Like the Forest Marble Beds in the Middle Jurassic , the Purbeck Beds of the Upper Jurassic are deltaic or estuarine in origin, so as well as mammals they contain small, presumably freshwater, crocodiles and the first indisputable lizards.
    [p 109] This is less surprising if it is recalled that in the Upper Jurassic , Europe and North America were joined to form Laurasia and the Atlantic Ocean still had to be formed [...]

    Hypernyms

    * (geological period) Phanerozoic - eon; Mesozoic - era

    Hyponyms

    * (geological period) Lower Jurassic, Middle Jurassic, Upper Jurassic - epochs; series

    Coordinate terms

    * (geological period) Triassic (preceding), Cretaceous (succeeding) - periods; systems

    See also

    *

    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