Definitions for GEOLOGYdʒiˈɒl ə dʒi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ge•ol•o•gydʒiˈɒl ə dʒi(n.)(pl.)-gies.
the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the earth has undergone or is undergoing.
the geologic features and processes occurring in a given area or region:
the geology of the Andes.
the study of the rocks and other physical features of the moon, planets, and other celestial bodies.
a book dealing with geology, esp. a textbook.
Origin of geology:
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
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)
Translations for GEOLOGY
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the science of the history and development of the Earth as shown by rocks etc
He is studying geology.
- جيولوجيا، علم طبقات الأرضArabic
- geologiaPortuguese (BR)
- die GeologieGerman
- زمین شناسیFarsi
- भू विज्ञानHindi
- زمین شناسیPersian
- جيالوجى، مځكه پيژندنهPashto
- jeoloji, yerbilimTurkish
- 地質學Chinese (Trad.)
- علم ارضیاتUrdu
- địa chất họcVietnamese
- 地质学Chinese (Simp.)
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