noun, plural ge·ol·o·gies.
- geological cycle,
- geological survey,
- geological timescale,
- geomagnetic equator,
- geomagnetic pole,
- geomagnetic reversal
Origin of geology
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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.
The geology, as might have been expected, was very interesting.A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
So important are these beds in China, that had geology originated in that country, the Mesozoic might have been our age of coal.The Story of the Earth and Man|J. W. Dawson
We do not strike our roots down deep into the geology of long-gone ages.The Last Harvest|John Burroughs
Geology was the subject which occupied him longest and absorbed him most.Captains of Industry|James Parton
I acknowledge that these are but slight glimpses of the geology and chemistry of other worlds.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences|Edward Hitchcock
1735, from Modern Latin geologia "the study of the earth," from geo- "earth" + logia (see -logy). In Medieval Latin, geologia (14c.) meant "study of earthly things," i.e. law, as distinguished from arts and sciences, which concern the works of God. Darwin used geologize as a verb.
The science devoted to the study of the Earth, particularly the solid Earth and the rocks that compose it.