geo·​log·​ic | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈlä-jik How to pronounce geologic (audio) \
variants: or geological \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce geological (audio) \

Definition of geologic

: of, relating to, or based on geology

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geologically \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce geologically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of geologic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The caverns, rooms of the cave and geologic formations formed along a major crack in the stone. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hunt for rocks and fossils at these 2 Wisconsin destinations," 18 Oct. 2019 What geologic rock formation is your home or work located on? Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "7 Science Apps That Will Make You Smarter," 30 Sep. 2019 The Energy Futures Initiative estimated that with 10 GT of CO2 converted into a supercritical liquid, the state in which it is stored underground in geologic formations, the total volume would be about 88 billion barrels. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "A stable climate may require a carbon removal industry twice as big as the one for fossil fuels," 25 Sep. 2019 Paleontologists believed that the remains belonged to a member of Massospondylus carinatus, a long-necked species that frequently appears in southern Africa’s Lower Jurassic geologic formations. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "After 30 Years, a South African Dinosaur Is Identified as a New Species," 5 Aug. 2019 The researchers then studied the region itself, analyzing the fossil and geologic record. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "All modern humans originated in northern Botswana, study says," 28 Oct. 2019 To turn a woman and her family into a bridge requires near-geologic pressure, and even if the whole thing doesn’t come tumbling down, fractures will occur. Los Angeles Times, "Column: What ‘The Crown’ can teach us about Meghan Markle’s tabloid war," 21 Oct. 2019 For millennia the planet’s surface was configured by the slow geologic processes of wind and rain. Matthew Ross, The Conversation, "Mining powers modern life, but can leave scarred lands and polluted waters behind," 3 Oct. 2019 These, of course, are global averages; along certain coasts, owing to sinking lands from human development, as well as other geologic causes, sea-level rise will be higher. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, "How Oceans Rise and Die on a Warming Planet," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of geologic

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geologic

see geology

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29 Nov 2019

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“Geologic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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geo·​log·​ic | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈlä-jik How to pronounce geologic (audio) \
variants: or geological \ -​ji-​kəl \

Kids Definition of geologic

: of or relating to geology geologic formations

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