Definition of Neptunist in English:


noun & adjective

  • See Neptunism

    • ‘These developments led to the eventual rise of the Neptunist school, which advocated precipitation from a primeval ocean to produce the ancient crystalline rocks.’
    • ‘In its most extreme form, the Neptunists said that all rocks - even granites - are produced from the sea.’
    • ‘Through careful scientific observation, Hutton realised that the Neptunist view could not be true.’
    • ‘If you had been a Neptunist, would this evidence have persuaded you to renounce Neptunism?’
    • ‘The Neptunists and the Vulcanists held clashing theories of geological origins through flood or fire.’