earth science


noun

any of various sciences, as geography, geology, or meteorology, that deal with the earth, its composition, or any of its changing aspects.

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Origin of earth science

First recorded in 1935–40

OTHER WORDS FROM earth science

earth scientist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for earth science

  • They have found some recognition, though much too meager, in the more comprehensive and philosophical treatises on earth-science.

    College Teaching|Paul Klapper
  • The science of the lower heavens is a factor of earth-science in the definition we are just about to give.

    College Teaching|Paul Klapper

British Dictionary definitions for earth science

earth science

noun

any of various sciences, such as geology, geography, and geomorphology, that are concerned with the structure, age, and other aspects of the earth
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Scientific definitions for earth science

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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