Main meanings of Smithian in English

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Smithian1

Pronunciation /ˈsmɪθɪən/

adjective

  • Of or relating to Adam Smith or his theories.

    Smith advocated free trade and attributed the growth of wealth and prosperity to the division of labour, theories which he set out in his influential Wealth of Nations (1776), regarded as the first modern work of political economy.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in New Annual Register 1800. From the name of Adam Smith, Scottish economist and philosopher + -ian.

Main meanings of Smithian in English

: Smithian1Smithian2

Smithian2

Pronunciation /ˈsmɪθɪən/

adjective

historical Geology
  • Following the principles and methods introduced by William Smith, regarded as the founder of stratigraphical geology; devised or suggested by Smith.

    Smith was the first to record and tabulate strata systematically and produced the first geological map of Great Britain.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Magazine. From the name of William Smith, English civil engineer and geologist + -ian.