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

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

Examples of geoscience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michael Oppenheimer, one of the report’s authors and a professor of geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University, said. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, "How Oceans Rise and Die on a Warming Planet," 26 Sep. 2019 Myers is Burbank Unified’s first county Teacher of the Year in three years, joining Stevenson Elementary’s Sara Line in 2016 and Jill Tobin, a geoscience and biology instructor at Burroughs High, in 2013. Andrew J. Campa, Burbank Leader, "Burroughs High’s ‘Guy’ named a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year," 23 Sep. 2019 Darnell recently joined the petroleum engineering software company Novi Labs as a data scientist, after receiving his Ph.D. in geoscience from the University of Texas, where the study was done. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "Climate Solution: Use Carbon Dioxide to Generate Electricity," 17 July 2019 Founded in 1984, UNAVCO became one of the first organizations to acquire GPS commercial receivers for geoscience research. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "How GPS Changed the Way We Think About Our Planet," 18 Apr. 2017 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

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First Known Use of geoscience

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Geoscience.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 7 December 2019.

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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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