Mesozoic vs Oxfordian - What's the difference?

mesozoic | oxfordian | Hypernyms |

Mesozoic is a hypernym of oxfordian.


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

is that mesozoic is (geology) the mesozoic era 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 adjectives the difference between mesozoic and oxfordian

is that mesozoic is (geology) of a geologic era within the phanerozoic eon that comprises the triassic, jurassic and cretaceous periods from about 230 to 65 million years ago, when life on earth was dominated by reptiles while oxfordian is of or pertaining to oxford or its residents.

As proper nouns the difference between mesozoic and oxfordian

is that mesozoic is (geology) the mesozoic era 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.

mesozoic

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (geology) Of a geologic era within the Phanerozoic eon that comprises the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods from about 230 to 65 million years ago, when life on earth was dominated by reptiles.
  • Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (geology) The Mesozoic era.
  • 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