(Greek: earth, of the earth, soil, dirt)
2. A mass of rock that has been transported a great distance from its original place of deposition, usually by tectonic forces; such as, over thrusting or gravity sliding.
3. A rock mass formed somewhere other than its present location, which was transported by fault movements, large-scale gravity sliding, or similar processes.
2. A description of features of the landscape or elements of its geologic structure that have been moved to their current position by tectonic forces.
3. Exogenous; originating outside and transported into a given system or area.
4. In geology, referring to materials whose present site is away from their place of origin.
2. Inhabitants of opposite hemispheres.
2. Referring to inhabitants of opposite hemispheres.
2. Someone who is supposed to have risen, or have sprung, from the ground, or the soil he is currently inhabiting; a "son of the soil".
This title was assumed by the ancient Greeks, particularly the Athenians.3. That which is original to a particular country, or which had its origin there.
4. Original inhabitants or products.
5. In ecology, an indigenous plant or animal.
6. In geology, a geological formation formed in the region where it is found.
2. In biology, originating or formed in the place where found: an autochthonous blood clot.
2. Originating in the place where found.
3. A reference to a disease originating in the part of the body where found, or of a disease acquired in the place where the patient is.
4. In psychology, of or pertaining to ideas that arise independently of the individual's own train of thought and seem instead to have some alien or external agency as their source.
There's an enormous difference between Africa and the Caribbean due to the fact that the Caribbean has no autochthonous population.
All of its people are immigrants, either from the top of the society, the youngest sons, and so forth; or blacks who were brought there through the slave trade. The only autochthonous population, the Caribs, has completely disappeared.
2. In biology, originating or formed in the place where found; such as, an autochthonous blood clot.
3. Nativeness by virtue or originating or occurring naturally (as in a particular place).