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volcanology

[vol-kuh-nol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.
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Origin of volcanology

First recorded in 1885–90; volcano + -logy
Related formsvol·can·o·log·i·cal [vol-kuh-nl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌvɒl kə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, vol·can·o·log·ic, adjectivevol·can·ol·o·gist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Since no one was really sure about the physics of volcanology, no one had a good guess why the volcanic action had begun again.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin


British Dictionary definitions for volcanology

volcanology

vulcanology

noun
  1. the study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena
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Derived Formsvolcanological (ˌvɒlkənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or vulcanological, adjectivevolcanologist or vulcanologist, noun
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volcanology in Science

volcanology

[vŏl′kə-nŏlə-jē, vôl′-]
  1. The scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.
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