Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Nonliving.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting those sciences which deal with inorganic nature, as contrasted with the biological sciences.

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Examples

  • However, a more scientific hypothesis originated in the 1950s when Russian and Ukrainian scientists developed a new theory about petroleum's origins called the abiotic or abiogenic theory.

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  • Is the idea of abiotic oil simply a way of prolonging the life of the oil industry?

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  • Is the idea of abiotic oil simply a way of prolonging the life of the oil industry?

    ScreenTalk

  • Is the idea of abiotic oil simply a way of prolonging the life of the oil industry?

    ScreenTalk

  • Is the idea of abiotic oil simply a way of prolonging the life of the oil industry?

    ScreenTalk

  • We currently have convincing evidence that the oil now flowing in the Gulf is of the "abiotic" variety.

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  • Why there are oceans of "abiotic" oil under our very feet just waiting for a Jed Clampett to fire his squirrel gun into an embankment.

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  • It is a very well known fact that oil is "abiotic", meaning it is not created by the degredation over many years of ancient fossil forests.

    Signs of the Times

  • It's also assuming "abiotic" oil does not exist, and/or the technology will not exist to drill deeper than 6000 feet to where abiotic oil may be.

    Capitol Hill Coffee House

  • It's also assuming "abiotic" oil does not exist, and/or the technology will not exist to drill deeper than 6000 feet to where abiotic oil may be.

    Capitol Hill Coffee House

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