from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to A. G. Werner, The German mineralogist and geologist, who classified minerals according to their external characters, and advocated the theory that the strata of the earth's crust were formed by depositions from water; designating, or according to, Werner's system.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Partaking of or in conformity with the views of Abraham Gottlob Werner (1750–1817), a German geologist, professor in the mining-school of Freiberg, Saxony, who had much influence on the development, of geology at the time when this branch of science began to be seriously studied.
  • n. In geology, an advocate of the Wernerian theory.


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