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earth science

any of various sciences, as geography, geology, or meteorology, that deal with the earth, its composition, or any of its changing aspects.
Also called geoscience.
Origin of earth science
First recorded in 1935-40
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earth scientist, noun Unabridged
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  • Talk to a member of the geology or earth science department of your local college or university.

  • Geology, meaning literally “earth science,” deals with the history of the earth and its inhabitants as revealed in the rocks.

    Geology William J. Miller
British Dictionary definitions for earth science

earth science

any of various sciences, such as geology, geography, and geomorphology, that are concerned with the structure, age, and other aspects of the earth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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earth science  
Any of several sciences, such as geology, oceanography, and meteorology, that study the origin, composition, and physical features of the Earth.
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