geology

noun ge·ol·o·gy \ jē-ˈä-lə-jē \
|Updated on: 12 Aug 2018

Definition of geology

plural geologies
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 (such as the moon)
2 : geologic features
  • the geology of Arizona
3 : a treatise on geology

geologist

play \jē-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun

Examples of geology in a Sentence

  1. learning about the geology of Hawaii

Recent Examples of geology from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of geology

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


GEOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

geology

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

noun ge·ol·o·gy \ jē-ˈä-lə-jē \

Definition of geology for Students

1 : a science that deals with the history of the earth and its life especially as recorded in rocks
2 : the geologic features (as mountains or plains) of an area


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