What does Geology mean?

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dʒiˈɒl ə dʒiGe·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. geologynoun

    a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks


  1. geologynoun

    The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks

  2. Etymology: From Modern geologia, from γῆ + -logia.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Geologynoun

    The doctrine of the earth; the knowledge of the state and nature of the earth.

    Etymology: γῆ and λόγος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geologynoun

    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

  2. Geologynoun

    a treatise on the science

  3. Etymology: [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + -logy: cf. F. gologie.]


  1. Geology

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Geology

    je-ol′o-ji, n. the science relating to the history and development of the earth's crust, together with the several floras and faunas which have successively clothed and peopled its surface.—ns. Geolo′gian, Geol′ogist.—adjs. Geolog′ic, -al, pertaining to geology.—adv. Geolog′ically.—v.i. Geol′ogise.—Dynamical geology, the study of natural operations based on the belief that the effects of Nature's agents in the present will further interpret the records of such actions in the past; Structural geology, that geology which treats of the mode in which rocks are built up in the earth's crust. [Fr. géologie—Gr. , the earth, logia, a discourse.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Geology

    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)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geology in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Geology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Geology in a Sentence

  1. Raquel Nuno:

    It was at JPL that I discovered this field of planetary science, i didn't even know planetary geology was a thing. And I figured out this is exactly what I want to do : answering science questions.

  2. Jorgen Stoltz:

    There is a tension field between the geology created by the ice age, with clay and calcium-rich soil, and then the elevated seabed which came later, we have all types of nature. You have sand dunes, which have been overgrown with juniper berries and thyme, and you can walk through lush forests full of ramsons (wild garlic).

  3. Mr Storm:

    I used a geology rock hammer to pull it out of the lava and thought it was a total loss.

  4. Gisle Forland:

    It will be in the same style as the other (slow TV shows). We will show the nature, with the camera rolling and a little music, and people who tell about the history, the geology and the nature of Saltstraumen.

  5. Ken Farley:

    Perseverance's sophisticated science instruments will not only help in the hunt for fossilized microbial life, but also expand our knowledge of Martian geology and its past, present, and future, our science team has been busy planning how best to work with what we anticipate will be a firehose of cutting-edge data. That's the kind of' problem' we are looking forward to.

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