geomorphology

noun
geo·​mor·​phol·​o·​gy | \ˌjē-ə-mȯr-ˈfä-lə-jē \
plural geomorphologies

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

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from geomorphology

geomorphologist \ˌjē-​ə-​mȯr-​ˈfä-​lə-​jist \ noun

Examples of geomorphology in a Sentence

the unique character of desert geomorphology

Recent Examples on the Web

The questions covered a wide swath of material, from the Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution (physics), supercritical water (chemistry), dendritic drainage patterns (geomorphology) to prime factors (mathematics). Silvia Foster-frau, San Antonio Express-News, "BASIS middle school and Reagan High teams to compete in National Science Bowl," 10 Feb. 2018 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. Brian Romans, WIRED, "JSW #1: Sediment thickness in the world's oceans," 5 Feb. 2007

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'geomorphology.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of geomorphology

1893, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for geomorphology

International Scientific Vocabulary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about geomorphology

Share geomorphology

Statistics for geomorphology

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for geomorphology

The first known use of geomorphology was in 1893

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on geomorphology

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for geomorphology

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about geomorphology

Comments on geomorphology

What made you want to look up geomorphology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a soft lustrous wool fabric with mohair

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!