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geology

noun ge·ol·o·gy \jē-ˈä-lə-jē\

: a science that studies rocks, layers of soil, etc., in order to learn about the history of the Earth and its life

: the rocks, land, processes of land formation, etc., of a particular area

plural ge·ol·o·gies

Full Definition of GEOLOGY

1
a :  a science that deals with the history of the earth and its life especially as recorded in rocks
b :  a study of the solid matter of a celestial body (as the moon)
2
:  geologic features
3
:  a treatise on geology
ge·ol·o·gist \-jist\ noun

Examples of GEOLOGY

  1. learning about the geology of Hawaii

Origin of GEOLOGY

New Latin geologia, from ge- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1735

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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