geo·​sci·​ence ˌjē-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s How to pronounce geoscience (audio)
: the sciences (such as geology, geophysics, and geochemistry) dealing with the earth
: any of the geosciences compare earth science
geoscientist noun

Examples of geoscience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The findings were welcome news for paleontologists like Phoebe Cohen, chair of geosciences at Williams College in Massachusetts who long thought something was missing in the biomarker record. Yasemin Saplakoglu, Quanta Magazine, 23 Oct. 2023 People named George and Geoffrey demonstrated a higher likelihood of publishing in scientific journals related to the geosciences, and individuals named Louis exhibited a disproportionate inclination to reside in St. Louis. Kim Elsesser, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Using a geoscience technique to see at what temperature dinosaur tooth enamel formed, scientists have found that at least two large dinosaurs, Brachiosaurus and Camarasaurus, had body temperatures similar to our own. Veronique Greenwood, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2011 After graduating from Princeton University in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in geosciences, Dr. Gomez earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1978. Richard Sandomir, New York Times, 11 Sep. 2023 Without regular lawn mowing, homeowners also reduce the risk of disturbing soil for bees that nest in the ground, such as mining or leafcutter bees, said Relena Ribbons, an assistant geosciences professor at Lawrence University. Nidhi Sharma, NBC News, 11 May 2023 According to an analysis by Rachel Bernard and Emily Cooperdock (2018) in Nature Geosciences, since 1973 the percentage of men receiving a Ph.D. in geosciences sits at 73%. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 29 Mar. 2023 Exxon, like many oil and gas companies, employs scores of scientists, and plenty of those scientists have advanced backgrounds in environmental and geoscience. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, 9 June 2021 Our solution is to combine AI systems with geoscience expertise to figure out what piece of information reduces our uncertainty the most. Josh Goldman, IEEE Spectrum, 29 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of geoscience was in 1942

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“Geoscience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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geo·​sci·​ence ˌjē-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s How to pronounce geoscience (audio)
: the sciences (as geology or geophysics) dealing with the earth
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