Definitions

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  • n. The doctrine of uniformity in the geological history of the Earth; in part equivalent to uniformitarianism, but also used, more broadly, as opposed to catastrophism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrine of uniformity in the geological history of the earth; -- in part equivalent to uniformitarianism, but also used, more broadly, as opposed to catastrophism.

Etymologies

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uniform +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Evolution used to have two main theories: uniformism inherited from Darwinism and catastrophism handed down from Biblical stories but as well as from some geological evidence.

    Archive 2004-07-01

  • I call this defense so prevalent in American youth ‘uniformism’ pp.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

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