Definition of Norian in English:

Norian

adjective

Geology
  • Of, relating to, or designating a stage of the Triassic period, now considered to be the second of the three stages constituting the Upper Triassic, lying above the Carnian and below the Rhaetian.

noun

Geology
  • The Norian stage.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Philip Lake (1865–1949). Either from Noric, with suffix substitution, or from German nor- + -ian.

Pronunciation

Norian

/ˈnɔːrɪən/