Geology meaning

jē-ŏlə-jē
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The definition of geology is the science that deals with nature and Earth history.

An example of geology is the study of rocks and stones.

An example of geology is learning about how the Earth was formed.

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The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth.
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The scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the solid matter of a celestial body.
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A book on geology.
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The structure of a specific region of the earth's crust.
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A book about geology.
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The science dealing with the physical nature and history of the earth, including the structure and development of its crust, the composition of its interior, individual rock types, the forms of life found as fossils, etc.
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The structure of the earth's crust in a given region, area, or place.
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The structure of a specific region of the Earth, including its rocks, soils, mountains, fossils, and other features.
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The science that studies the structure of the earth (other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks.
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The scientific study of the origin of the Earth along with its rocks, minerals, land forms, and life forms, and of the processes that have affected them over the course of the Earth's history.
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Origin of geology

  • Medieval Latin geōlogia study of earthly things Greek geō- geo- Greek -logiā -logy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Modern Latin geologia, from Ancient Greek γῆ (gē, “earth”) + -logia (“-logy”).

    From Wiktionary