Definition of geomorphology
1 : a science that deals with the relief features of the earth or of another celestial body (such as the moon) and seeks an interpretation of them based on their origins and development
2 : the features dealt with in geomorphology
geomorphologistplay \ˌjē-ə-mȯr-ˈfä-lə-jist\ noun
Examples of geomorphology in a Sentence
the unique character of desert geomorphology
Recent Examples of geomorphology from the Web
From the small-scale processes of transporting/depositing sediment to the spectacular geomorphology present on the sea floor to the implications to studying Earth history.
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Origin and Etymology of geomorphology
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1893
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