Definition of hydrology
: a science dealing with the properties, distribution, and circulation of water on and below the earth's surface and in the atmosphere
hydrologicallyplay \ˌhī-drə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
hydrologistplay \hī-ˈdrä-lə-jist\ noun
Recent Examples of hydrology from the Web
The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning and several consultants nationwide Wednesday revealed the findings of a hydrology and hydraulic study, known as an H&H study –
The fountain garden was one of the abiding passions of Longwood's creator, the industrialist Pierre S. du Pont, and its hydrology and lighting effects, in that time, were extremely innovative.
Katherine Badskey recently graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering with an emphasis on environmental engineering and hydrology.
The hydrology of an entire continent is mind-boggling.
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Origin and Etymology of hydrology
New Latin hydrologia, from Latin hydr- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1762
Medical Definition of hydrology
: the body of medical knowledge and practice concerned with the therapeutic use of bathing and water
Learn More about hydrology
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about hydrology
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