geology

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noun ge·ol·o·gy \jē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of geology

plural

geologies

  1. 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. 2 :  geologic features

  3. 3 :  a treatise on geology

geologist

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Examples of geology in a sentence

  1. learning about the geology of Hawaii

Origin and Etymology of geology

New Latin geologia, from ge- + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1735


GEOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

geology

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noun ge·ol·o·gy \jē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of geology for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GEOLOGY Defined for Kids

geology

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noun ge·ol·o·gy \jē-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of geology for Students

  1. 1 :  a science that deals with the history of the earth and its life especially as recorded in rocks

  2. 2 :  the geologic features (as mountains or plains) of an area


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