American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Geology Late Proterozoic.
- n. Variant of Algonquian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as Algonkin.
- Specifically, in geology, applied to the Precambrian rocks which are either themselves sedimentary or, if igneous, are later than known sediments.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Var. of Algonquian.
- adj. (Geol.) Pertaining to or designating a period or era recognized by the United States Geological Survey and some other authorities, between the Archæan and the Paleozoic, from both of which it is generally separated in the record by unconformities. Algonkian rocks are both sedimentary and igneous. Although fossils are rare, life certainly existed in this period.
- n. the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
- n. a member of a North American Indian people in the Ottawa river valley of Ontario and Quebec
- adj. of or relating to an Algonquian tribe or its people or language
- After the Algonkin Indians; see Algonquin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Nearby Algonkian Regional Park provides a boat launch, golf course and water park.”
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“Editor's update: The Funeral Mass has been scheduled for 10: 30 am, Monday, March 24, 2008, at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, 46639 Algonkian Pkwy, Sterling, VA.”
“Instead of creating Winthrop's vision of an ordered society, the Pilgrims actually invented the raucous, ultra-democratic New England town meeting — a system of governance, the Dartmouth historian Colin Galloway observes, that "displays more attributes of Algonkian government by consensus than of Puritan government by the divinely ordained.”
“Among scholars, Algonquian or Algonkian refers to the larger language groups.”
“The Conflict of European and Eastern Algonkian Culture, 1594–1700 Toronto, 1937, 1969, 1976.”
“Walcott, C.D., 1906, Algonkian formations of northwestern Montana: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, v. 17, p.”
“In his first winter in Canada, 1625-1626, he learned something about the Algonkian language and perhaps still more about Indian ways.”
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