Definition of 'fossil'
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How and why whales got so big has remained a mystery until now, in part because of the challenges of interpreting an incomplete fossil record. Smithsonian Insider (2017)Unlike fossil fuel plants it is carbon neutral. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sometimes new findings come from old fossils. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The aim is to make fossil fuel power environmentally friendly. The Sun (2008)They are taking a gamble on where they think the fossil fuel prices will be going. Times, Sunday Times (2011)These reconstructions are based upon the physical clues that are preserved in the fossil record. Christianity Today (2000)Two factors contribute to the accumulation of such fossil remains. Caves and Cave Life (1993)These fossils show an animal that sits bang in the middle. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They listed the large groups of fossil animals and plants that were then known. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)The way in which fossil fuel prices change has been altered by technology. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The future cost of coal and gas for plants using fossil fuels can only be guessed at. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The last two had expected to be rescued from dependence on subsidies by rising fossil fuel prices. Times, Sunday Times (2011)California has effectively outlawed the building of new fossil fuel plants. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We know it from the patterns that show up in our curves of evolution from the fossil record. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)But we cannot answer the key questions about evolution without working towards a more geographically complete fossil record. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a revolution that will be led by green energy as it steadily replaces fossil fuels in powering the nation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In it we interpret evolutionary patterns in the fossil record with the statistics and mathematics of complex systems and chaos theory. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)But above all it was dependent upon his having studied both rock formations and fossils intensively, in situ. THE CURIOUS LIFE OF ROBERT HOOKE: The Man who Measured London (2003)African remains are real fossils. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One way to reduce consumption is for the government to raise the price of fossil fuels, such as oil and coal. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Last week it was named as the missing link between fi sh and land animals after its fossil was found in the Canadian arctic. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We know what the landscape of western Scotland and Ireland was like from the fossil remains that make up the underlying peat. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)
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British English: fossil NOUN
A fossil is the hard remains of a prehistoric animal or plant that are found inside a rock.
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