noun \hī-ˈdrä-lə-jē\

Definition of HYDROLOGY

:  a science dealing with the properties, distribution, and circulation of water on and below the earth's surface and in the atmosphere
hy·dro·log·ic \ˌhī-drə-ˈlä-jik\ or hy·dro·log·i·cal \-ji-kəl\ adjective
hy·dro·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
hy·drol·o·gist \hī-ˈdrä-lə-jist\ noun


New Latin hydrologia, from Latin hydr- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1762


noun \hī-ˈdräl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural hy·drol·o·gies

Medical Definition of HYDROLOGY

: the body of medical knowledge and practice concerned with the therapeutic use of bathing and water


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Scientific discipline concerned with the waters of the Earth, including their occurrence, distribution, circulation via the hydrologic cycle, and interactions with living things. It also deals with the chemical and physical properties of water in all its phases.


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