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Princeton's WordNet

  1. geological, geologicadjective

    of or relating to or based on geology

    "geological formations"; "geologic forces"

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  1. geologicaladjective

    geologic

Wikipedia

  1. geological

    Geology (from Ancient Greek γῆ (gê) 'earth', and λoγία (-logía) 'study of, discourse') is a branch of natural science concerned with Earth and other astronomical objects, the features or rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Modern geology significantly overlaps all other Earth sciences, including hydrology, and so is treated as one major aspect of integrated Earth system science and planetary science. Geology describes the structure of the Earth on and beneath its surface, and the processes that have shaped that structure. It also provides tools to determine the relative and absolute ages of rocks found in a given location, and also to describe the histories of those rocks. By combining these tools, geologists are able to chronicle the geological history of the Earth as a whole, and also to demonstrate the age of the Earth. Geology provides the primary evidence for plate tectonics, the evolutionary history of life, and the Earth's past climates. Geologists broadly study the properties and processes of Earth and other terrestrial planets and predominantly solid planetary bodies. Geologists use a wide variety of methods to understand the Earth's structure and evolution, including field work, rock description, geophysical techniques, chemical analysis, physical experiments, and numerical modelling. In practical terms, geology is important for mineral and hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, evaluating water resources, understanding natural hazards, the remediation of environmental problems, and providing insights into past climate change. Geology is a major academic discipline, and it is central to geological engineering and plays an important role in geotechnical engineering.

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  1. geological

    Geological refers to the scientific study of the solid Earth in terms of its rock composition, structure, physical properties, processes that have shaped it over time, as well as its history. It also encompasses the study of solid features of any terrestrial planet or natural satellite. The term can also relate to something pertaining to geology or derived from it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geologicaladjective

    of or pertaining to geology, or the science of the earth

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. gologique.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of geological in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of geological in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of geological in a Sentence

  1. Vincent Canby, The New York Times, November 11, 1984:

    America, meaning mostly the United States, is not an easy concept to comprehend. It may be appropriate that it was discovered by a Genoese sailor, in the service of the Spanish crown, looking for some place else and that, for the next half-century, it was treated as a geological impediment to be gotten through or around in order to reach some far more profitable other side.

  2. Suzanne Dodd:

    We need to develop an orbiter for each of those planets, at Uranus, the five major moons are very different. They have unique geological history, so we need to understand how they were formed or captured. Uranus has a rotational pole that is tipped on its side more than the Earth, so we need an understanding of why that happened. At Neptune, there are a great amount of features in atmosphere similar to Jupiter and Saturn. And Neptune's moon Triton is of interest because of the methane geysers on it.

  3. Li Chunlai:

    This work shows the extensive use of the Lunar Penetrating Radar could greatly improve our understanding of the history of lunar impact and volcanism and could shed new light on the comprehension of the geological evolution of the Moon's far side.

  4. Van Hinsbergen:

    It is quite simply a geological mess: everything is curved, broken, and stacked, compared to this, the Himalayas, for example, represent a rather simple system. There you can follow several large fault lines across a distance of more than 2000 km.

  5. Jez Averty:

    This gives us the opportunity to chase larger discoveries, all be it at a higher geological risk.

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