geo·​sci·​ence | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s How to pronounce geoscience (audio) \

Definition of geoscience

1 : the sciences (such as geology, geophysics, and geochemistry) dealing with the earth
2 : any of the geosciences — compare earth science

Other Words from geoscience

geoscientist \ ˌjē-​ō-​ˈsī-​ən-​tist How to pronounce geoscience (audio) \ noun

Examples of geoscience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of Russia’s major oil fields will struggle to continue efficiently functioning without foreign support due to the relative backwardness of Russia’s own petroleum engineering and geoscience capabilities. Alex Salkever, Fortune, 4 Mar. 2022 Speaking about the discovery, Darla Zelenitsky, an associate professor in the department of geoscience at the University of Calgary in Canada pointed out how rare embryonic dinosaur fossils are to come across. Natasha Dado,, 22 Dec. 2021 Baby dinosaur bones are small and fragile and are only very rarely preserved as fossils, making this a very lucky find, said Darla Zelenitsky, an associate professor in the department of geoscience at the University of Calgary in Canada. Katie Hunt, CNN, 21 Dec. 2021 Because of this and several other factors, data around LGBTQIA+ representation in geoscience are hard to come by. Scientific American, 14 Dec. 2021 In the oil and gas industry, this leads to a silo of geoscience, a silo of well design, a silo of production management and so on. Francois Laborie, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 That said, the faculty at geoscience departments in the United States has more white faculty than some other sciences. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 Second, geoscience must be shored up in universities and colleges – these institutions, too, follow the money. Wood Mackenzie, Forbes, 21 Oct. 2021 The number of Asian Americans earning geoscience degrees has decreased since the mid-1990s. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of geoscience

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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geo·​sci·​ence | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈsī-əns \

Kids Definition of geoscience

: the sciences (as geology) dealing with the earth


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