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geophysics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction geo·phys·ics \ˌjē-ə-ˈfi-ziks\

Simple Definition of geophysics

  • : a branch of science that deals with the physical movements and forces of the Earth (such as its climate and oceans)

Full Definition of geophysics

  1. :  a branch of earth science dealing with the physical processes and phenomena occurring especially in the earth and in its vicinity

geo·phys·i·cal play \-zi-kəl\ adjective
geo·phys·i·cal·ly play \-zi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
geo·phys·i·cist play \-ˈfi-zə-sist\ noun

Origin of geophysics

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1889



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