geoscience

noun
geo·sci·ence | \ˌjē-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s \

Definition of geoscience 

1 : the sciences (such as geology, geophysics, and geochemistry) dealing with the earth

2 : any of the geosciences — compare earth science

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geoscientist \ˌjē-ō-ˈsī-ən-tist \ noun

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As a result, the Senate mark of $6.556 billion for NSF research programs, including the geosciences, matches the House’s mark of $6.651 billion available for NSF’s six research directorates. Jeffrey Mervis, Science | AAAS, "U.S. legislators back larger facilities budget for NSF," 18 June 2018 Crosby ISD will start off with four courses as part of the program: English, statistics, geoscience and computer science. Juniors and seniors don't need to take an assessment to be part of the program. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Crosby ISD joins UT-Austin's dual enrollment program," 13 Feb. 2018 In addition, Boise State geosciences professor Jen Pierce is measuring the effects of fires on our forests and rangelands, and using geologic records to understand how much wildfires today differ from those in the past. Mark Rudin, idahostatesman, "Idaho universities tackle climate change through partnerships | Idaho Statesman," 26 Jan. 2018 Which is exactly what’s on the horizon for Potts, and for paleogeologists like Andrew Cohen, a professor of geosciences, ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona who has worked with Potts in the past. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, "Colored Pigments and Complex Tools Suggest Humans Were Trading 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Believed," 16 Mar. 2018 The caller proves to be her neighbor from two floors above, a geoscience professor at the New York Institute of Technology. Christine Dolen, miamiherald, "‘Dancing Lessons’ involves one dance session, and a valuable life lesson | Miami Herald," 12 Mar. 2018 It was created by Richard Gentile, professor emeritus of geosciences at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and local artist John Babcock. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "See Kansas Pteranodon and other dinosaurs at new Museum at Prairiefire exhibit | The Kansas City Star," 8 Mar. 2018 Humes, who is double majoring in French and Geology, wants to work in the environmental sector of geosciences. Erika Rose, Post-Tribune, "IUN students' lives transformed by studying abroad," 8 Feb. 2018 At times, the EGU journals have led to confusion among reporters unused to preprints in the geosciences. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Dueling preprint servers coming for the geosciences," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of geoscience

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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geoscience

noun
geo·sci·ence | \ˌjē-ō-ˈsī-əns\

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: the sciences (as geology) dealing with the earth

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