Definitions for GEOLOGYdʒiˈɒl ə dʒi
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a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks
Origin: From Modern geologia, from γῆ + -logia.
the science which treats: (a) Of the structure and mineral constitution of the globe; structural geology. (b) Of its history as regards rocks, minerals, rivers, valleys, mountains, climates, life, etc.; historical geology. (c) Of the causes and methods by which its structure, features, changes, and conditions have been produced; dynamical geology. See Chart of The Geological Series
a treatise on the science
Origin: [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + -logy: cf. F. gologie.]
Geology is the science comprising the study of solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change. Geology can also refer generally to the study of the solid features of any celestial body. Geology gives insight into the history of the Earth, as it provides the primary evidence for plate tectonics, the evolutionary history of life, and past climates. In modern times, geology is commercially important for mineral and hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation and for evaluating water resources. It is publicly important for the prediction and understanding of natural hazards, the remediation of environmental problems, and for providing insights into past climate change. Geology plays a role in geotechnical engineering and is a major academic discipline.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The science of the earth and other celestial bodies and their history as recorded in the rocks. It includes the study of geologic processes of an area such as rock formations, weathering and erosion, and sedimentation. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If there is one word to describe (China's) geology, it's complicated.
This is clearly a world where both geology and atmosphere climatology play a role.
Seeing all the most iconic landscapes, geology, vegetation, just the best view in the world.
I need a drink, seeing all the most iconic landscapes, geology, vegetation, just the best view in the world.
I’ve worked in the Amazon for many, many years - a lot of it dedicated toward looking for fossils and trying to understand the geology of the region.
Translations for GEOLOGY
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- علم الأرض, جيولوجيا, علم الإراضةArabic
- geologiaCatalan, Valencian
- eòlas-talmhainnScottish Gaelic
- geológia, földtanHungarian
- 地質學, 지질학Korean
- geologi, kaji bumiMalay
- aardkunde, geologieDutch
- nahasdzáán naalkaahNavajo, Navaho
- ਭੂਵਿਵਗਆਨPanjabi, Punjabi
- ڀون ڀياسSindhi
- геологија, geologijaSerbo-Croatian
- yerbilim, jeolojiTurkish
- 地質學, địa chất họcVietnamese
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