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noun (1)

plural -s
: one given to Marinism
disdaining the folly of the MarinistsEdmund Gosse


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noun (2)

plural -s
: 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

Word History


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 14 Jul. 2024.

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