Pedology definition

pē-dŏlə-jē
The scientific study of soils.
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The study of the physical and mental development and characteristics of children.
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The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and uses.
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The systematic study of the behavior and development of children.
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The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and classification.
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The sub-discipline of soil science that: studies soils as a component of natural systems or deals with soil genesis and soil classification or studies the soil profile or solum in its natural setting.
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The study of the behaviour and development of children.
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The study of the physical and mental development and characteristics of children.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of pedology - paidology

Origin of pedology

  • pedo– –logy

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

  • pedo– –logy

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

  • pedo- +"Ž -logy, from Ancient Greek: παῖς (pais, “child") and -λογία (-logía, “branch of study, to speak").

    From Wiktionary

  • Ancient Greek πέδον (pedon, “soil") + -logy.

    From Wiktionary