Huttonian

adjective
Hut·​to·​ni·​an | \ ¦hə¦tōnēən \

Definition of Huttonian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to the views of the Scottish geologist James Hutton

Huttonian

noun
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plural -s

Definition of Huttonian (Entry 2 of 2)

: an adherent of Huttonian theories (as uniformitarianism) of geology

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Other Words from Huttonian

Noun

Huttonianism \ -​ēəˌnizəm \ noun, plural -s

History and Etymology for Huttonian

Adjective

James Hutton †1797 Scottish geologist + English -ian

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“Huttonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Huttonian. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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