noun (1)
Ma·​ri·​nist | \ -ēnə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of Marinist

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one given to Marinism disdaining the folly of the Marinists— Edmund Gosse


noun (2)
ma·​rin·​ist | \ məˈrēnə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of marinist (Entry 2 of 2)

: one who holds certain features of the earth's surface to be due to marine action rather than the action of other natural forces (as wind, rain, or frost) every line of escarpments was held by the marinists to be the work of sea wavesPopular Science Monthly

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History and Etymology for Marinist

Noun (1)

Italian marinista, from Giambattista Marini + Italian -ista -ist

Noun (2)

marine entry 2 + -ist

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“Marinist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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