- The definition of hydrology is the branch of science or geology that studies the Earth's water.
The study of how the major bodies of water have shifted, expanded and changed land masses is an example of hydrology.
hydrology definition by Webster's New World
the science dealing with the waters of the earth, their distribution on the surface and underground, and the cycle involving evaporation, precipitation, flow to the seas, etc.
Origin: Modern Latin hydrologia: see hydro- and amp; -logy
hydrology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water on the earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.
- hyˌdro·logˈic , hyˌdro·logˈi·cal adjective
- hyˌdro·logˈi·cal·ly adverb
- hy·drolˈo·gist noun
hydrology - Science Definition
The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water as a liquid, solid, or gas on the Earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.