the science that deals with the dynamics and physical history of the earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the physical, chemical, and biological changes that the earth has undergone or is undergoing.
the study of this science.
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How to use geology in a sentence
There are landers looking at the interior geology and measuring the planet’s seismic activity.
While an elemental analysis can authenticate a product’s terroir, it does not suggest that geology shapes flavor.How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste? | Carolyn Beans | September 10, 2020 | Science News
A coffee’s chemical quality “comes down to geology,” Ehleringer says.How does a crop’s environment shape a food’s smell and taste? | Carolyn Beans | September 10, 2020 | Science News
Although it’s an asteroid, its geology is compelling and diverse.The 5 best places to explore in the solar system—besides Mars | Neel Patel | August 17, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
As someone who studies Martian geology, I’m definitely looking forward to 2031 but am grateful I don’t have to wait 11 years to study rocks from Mars.Meteorites From Mars Contain Clues About the Red Planet’s Geology | Arya Udry | June 17, 2020 | Singularity Hub
geology is important to making great wine, and it is particularly respected by French vintners.
Your background in geology has a big influence on this book.
geology, literally, as I say in this book, “underlies everything.”
He recommended I take the Oxford University entrance exam in geology, and I did fairly well.
The Daily Pic: Just when he hit it big with geology, the Californian turned to sociology.
Second, geology, which takes account of all those actions which in process of time have been developed in our own sphere.
In geology there are half a dozen divisions relating to particular branches of that subject.
On the basis of this understanding the science of geology, which had in a way been founded by the Greeks, was revived.
No man who ever was in a quarry or gravel pit will say so, much less one who has the least smattering of chemistry or geology.Gospel Philosophy | J. H. Ward
He was very successful in diffusing among the young a love for the study of mineralogy and geology.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
British Dictionary definitions for geology
the scientific study of the origin, history, structure, and composition of the earth
the geological features of a district or country
- geological (ˌdʒɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or geologic, adjective
- geologically, adverb
- geologist or geologer, noun
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Scientific definitions for geology
The scientific study of the origin of the Earth along with its rocks, minerals, land forms, and life forms, and of the processes that have affected them over the course of the Earth's history.
The structure of a specific region of the Earth, including its rocks, soils, mountains, fossils, and other features.
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Cultural definitions for geology
The science devoted to the study of the Earth, particularly the solid Earth and the rocks that compose it.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.