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stratigraphy

[struh-tig-ruh-fee]
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noun
  1. a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.

Origin of stratigraphy

First recorded in 1860–65; strati- + -graphy
Related formsstra·tig·ra·pher, stra·tig·ra·phist, nounstrat·i·graph·ic [strat-i-graf-ik] /ˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk/, strat·i·graph·i·cal, adjectivestrat·i·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stratigraphist

stratigraphy

noun
  1. the study of the composition, relative positions, etc, of rock strata in order to determine their geological historyAbbreviation: stratig
  2. archaeol a vertical section through the earth showing the relative positions of the human artefacts and therefore the chronology of successive levels of occupation
Derived Formsstratigrapher (strəˈtɪɡrəfə) or stratigraphist (strəˈtɪɡrəfɪst), nounstratigraphic (ˌstrætɪˈɡræfɪk) or stratigraphical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for stratigraphist

stratigraphy

n.

1865, from Latin strati-, comb. form of stratum (see stratum) + -graphy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

stratigraphist in Medicine

stratigraphy

([object Object])
n.
  1. tomography
Related formsstrat′i•graphic (străt′ĭ-grăfĭk) adj.

stratigraphist in Science

stratigraphy

[strə-tĭgrə-fē]
  1. The scientific study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, correlation, and age of sedimentary rocks.

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