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geologic time

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(geology)
The period of time covered by historical geology, from the end of the formation of the earth as a separate planet to the beginning of written history.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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