Definition of Namurian in English:

Namurian

adjective

Geology
  • Of, relating to, or designating the lowest series of the Upper Carboniferous outside North America, lying above the Viséan series and below the Westphalian.

noun

Geology
  • The Namurian series or epoch.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Charles Schuchert (1858–1942). From Namur, the name of a town and province in southern Belgium + -ian, after French namurien. The term was apparently coined by J. C. Purves 1883, although his use has not been traced; compare.

Pronunciation

Namurian

/nəˈmjʊərɪən/