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English definition of “the Pleistocene”

the Pleistocene

noun [S]     /ˈplaɪ.stə.siːn/ US  /-stoʊ-/ specialized
the period of time between around 1.8 million and 10,000 years ago, in which modern humans first appeared and the Northern Hemisphere experienced the ice agePrehistoryGeology - general words Pleistocene     adjective These are thought to be Pleistocene rocks.PrehistoryGeology - general words
(Definition of the Pleistocene noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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