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Alternative clues for the word geology
Topic in oil exploration
Field for a fault-finder?
A science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
Science that's on the rocks
Word definitions for geology in dictionaries
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ An officer must know some chemistry and biology, and the local geology and geography. ▪ But catastrophe produces spectacle; this is the hard lesson imparted by California history and geology . ▪ It is general that, in geology...
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Natural \Nat"u*ral\ (?; 135), a. [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See Nature .] Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic;...
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1735, from Modern Latin geologia "the study of the earth," from geo- "earth" + logia (see -logy ). In Medieval Latin, geologia (14c.) meant "study of earthly things," i.e. law, as distinguished from arts and sciences, which concern the works of God. Darwin...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
Word definitions in Wikipedia
Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, gē , i.e. "earth" and -λoγία, -logia , i.e. "study of, discourse") is an earth science comprising the study of solid Earth , the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change. Geology can also...
Usage examples of geology.
The body of a diabetic is not unlike the fragile environment of this dunescape, where the geology, hydrology, wildlife, food chain, and human influences all interact in a delicate dance that determines the health of the whole system.
After leaving geology he founded a successful oil company and eventually retired to an estate in his beloved Flinders Range, where he created a wildlife reserve.
Blue Ridge Mountains stood like cobalt sentinels, reminding those who knew their geology of the time before human time when Africa and part of South America slammed into this continent during the Alleghenian Orogeny, pushing up what then were the tallest mountains in the world.
University of Utah to dig into some textbooks on seismicity and structural geology.
A few looked vaguely familiar from ancient, blurry, color plates Savant Mother Claire had passed around, too faded to be used any longer in the upper school, but good enough to teach summerlings a dollop of geology.
The core drillings, the seismic tomography, the petrography and magnetometry and analytical chemistryall of the tools of physical geology he found interesting and was adept at using and interpreting, but at heart what he most liked was just walking in the territory with a hammer and a hand lens, looking at the terrain and picking up rocks.
According to uniformitarian geology, that was 560 million years ago, long before life moved ashore, never mind gave rise to humans.
The antitheses of uniformitarianism and evolution are flood geology and creationism.
Royal Society of Edinburgh, advancing the idea of uniformitarianism in geology.
This was uniformitarianism applied to biology as well as geology and, once again, it was nothing like Genesis.
She had been offered other kinds of jobs, but the prospect of teaching geology or hydrology to bored freshmen in well-scrubbed classrooms made her extremely restless.
His popularity might have been because he taught in an informal manner, often relating anecdotes and digressing into such topics as astronomy, meteorology, geology, biology, and agronomy, even balloon navigation and the use of artillery.
My own attention, so perfunctory at first that I scarcely realised that this was the vocabulary no longer of geology but of meteorology, was completely held in the end.
Nor does geology at all lead to the belief that formerly most fishes had electric organs, which most of their modified descendants have lost.
These metamorphic phenomena, though important, are obscure, and their elucidation demands some knowledge of petrographic science, that branch of geology which considers the principles of rock formation.