geologic

adjective
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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Other Words from geologic

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

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Earth's kerogen was formed when geologic forces compressed the ancient remains of algae and similar critters. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "NASA rover hits organic pay dirt on Mars," 7 June 2018 Now the case is once again back in the news, thanks to Richard Ash, a geologist at the University of Maryland, College Park who specializes in analyzing trace elements in geologic samples. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Study brings us one step closer to solving 1994 thallium poisoning case," 25 Dec. 2018 The salt, excavated by an international team led by Russian scientists, is about a billion years older than other, similar geologic samples. Nola Taylor Redd, Scientific American, "Primeval Salt Shakes Up Ideas on How the Atmosphere Got Its Oxygen," 22 Mar. 2018 The caves are the result of natural geologic processes taking place over thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of years. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Cave acoustics can help sculpt more realistic sounds in digital space," 14 Nov. 2018 Child of Krakatau,’’ is the geologic offspring of the infamous Krakatau volcano, better known as Krakatoa, which was obliterated in a massive eruption in 1883 and caused the deaths of some 36,000 people. I Made Sentana, WSJ, "Rain Slows Search for Tsunami Dead, as Indonesia Recalls 2004 Disaster," 26 Dec. 2018 There’s a sizable oil industry because of the Eagle Ford shale, a nearby geologic formation rich in petroleum. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "San Antonio, the nation’s fastest-growing city, sees downtown rebound," 23 Oct. 2018 While the broader trend of warmer temperatures and receding glaciers holds just as true today as 11,700 years ago, there are other changes in the geologic record. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "According to Geologists, We're Living In a New Age," 18 July 2018 This geologic formation contains rocks made of mostly sand, silt and clays that were deposited when eastern Maryland was a flat coastal plain, in the early Cretaceous. Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post, "Fossil hunting 101: Lessons from a self-taught dinosaur tracker," 16 June 2018

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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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The first known use of geologic was in 1791

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geologic

adjective
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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