- a combining form meaning “the earth,” used in the formation of compound words: geochemistry.
Origin of geo-
< Greek geō-, combining form of gê the earth
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Examples from the Web for geo
When abroad, "I am content to note my little facts," and so is Mr. Geo.
The burning part of the ceremony was abolished by the 30 Geo.
The remission of punishment was in the discretion of the Governor-in-chief: the 30 Geo.
In cases not capital, service had the effect of free pardon: 9th Geo.
The cosmogonic narrative which forms the first part of what Geo.Chaldea
Znade A. Ragozin
- (esp in Shetland) a small fjord or gully
C18: from Old Norse gjā ravine; related to Old English gionian to yawn
- indicating earthgeomorphology
from Greek, from gē earth
Word Origin and History for geo
word-forming element meaning "earth," ultimately from Greek geo-, comb. form of ge "earth" (see Gaia).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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- A prefix that means earth, as in geochemistry, the study of the Earth's chemistry.
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