earth science

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

Origin of earth science

First recorded in 1935–40

Other words from earth science

  • earth scientist, noun

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How to use earth science in a sentence

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

    Geology | William J. Miller
  • Talk to a member of the geology or earth science department of your local college or university.

  • The most effective intervention can come only from the wise use of the best earth-science information available.

    Deserts | A. S. Walker

British Dictionary definitions for earth science

earth science

  1. 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

  1. 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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