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historical geology

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noun
  1. the branch of geology dealing with the history of the earth.

Origin of historical geology

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for historical geology

historical geology

noun
  1. the branch of geology concerned with the evolution of the earth and its life forms from its origins to the present
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