or ge·o·log·i·cal

[jee-uh-loj-ik or jee-uh-loj-i-kuh l]


of, relating to, or based on geology.

Origin of geologic

First recorded in 1790–1800; geolog(y) + -ic
Related formsge·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ge·o·log·ic, adjectivenon·ge·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·ge·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbpre·ge·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·ge·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·ge·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for geologically

Contemporary Examples of geologically

  • It is, after all, on one of the most geologically active spots on the plant.

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    Joshua Robinson

    March 1, 2010

Historical Examples of geologically

Word Origin and History for geologically



1799, from geology + -ic. Geologic time is recorded from 1861.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper