[ jee-og-nuh-see ]
/ dʒiˈɒg nə si /
Archaic. a science dealing with the constituent parts of the earth, its envelope of air and water, its crust, and the condition of its interior.
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Origin of geognosy
1785–95; < French géognosie, equivalent to géo- geo- + -gnosie < Greek gnôsis knowledge
OTHER WORDS FROM geognosyge·og·nos·tic [jee-og-nos-tik] /ˌdʒi ɒgˈnɒs tɪk/, ge·og·nos·ti·cal, adjectivege·og·nos·ti·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby geognosy
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Example sentences from the Web for geognosy
These sciences really form one—geognosy, or the science of the formation of the earth.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
British Dictionary definitions for geognosy
/ (dʒɪˈɒɡnəsɪ) /
the study of the origin and distribution of minerals and rocks in the earth's crust: superseded generally by the term geology
Derived forms of geognosygeognostic (ˌdʒiːɒɡˈnɒstɪk), adjective
Word Origin for geognosy
C18: from French géognosie, from geo- + Greek gnōsis a seeking to know, knowledge
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