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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

earth′ sci`ence(n.)

  1. any of various sciences, as geography, geology, or meteorology, that deal with the earth.

    Category: Geology

    Ref: Also called geoscience.

Origin of earth science:

1935–40

earth′ sci`entist(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. earth science(noun)

    any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts

Wiktionary

  1. earth science(Noun)

    Any of the sciences dealing with the planet Earth, such as geology and meteorology.

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  1. Earth science

    Earth Science is an all-embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth. It is arguably a special case in planetary science, the Earth being the only known life-bearing planet. There are both reductionist and holistic approaches to Earth sciences. The formal discipline of Earth sciences may include the study of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, oceans and biosphere, as well as the solid earth. Typically, Earth scientists will use tools from physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to build a quantitative understanding of how the Earth system works, and how it evolved to its current state.

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