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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the geologic time, rock series, or sedimentary deposits of the more recent of the two epochs of the Quaternary Period, beginning at the end of the last Ice Age about 11,000 years ago and characterized by the development of human civilizations. See Table at geologic time.
  • n. The Holocene Epoch or its system of deposits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a geologic epoch within the Neogene period from about 11,000 years ago to the present; the age of man.
  • n. The Holocene epoch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The geological period comprising approximately the last 10,000 years.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. approximately the last 10,000 years

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