uniformitarian

noun

uni·​for·​mi·​tar·​i·​an ˌyü-nə-ˌfȯr-mə-ˈter-ē-ən How to pronounce uniformitarian (audio)
1
: an adherent of the doctrine of uniformitarianism
2
: an advocate of uniformity
uniformitarian adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of uniformitarian was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Uniformitarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uniformitarian. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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