geomorphology

[ jee-uh-mawr-fol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdʒi ə mɔrˈfɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study of the characteristics, origin, and development of landforms.

Nearby words

  1. geometrics,
  2. geometrid,
  3. geometrize,
  4. geometry,
  5. geomorphic,
  6. geonavigation,
  7. geonim,
  8. geophagia,
  9. geophagous,
  10. geophagy

Origin of geomorphology

First recorded in 1890–95; geo- + morphology

Related formsge·o·mor·pho·log·i·cal [jee-uh-mawr-phuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi əˌmɔr phəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ge·o·mor·pho·log·ic, adjectivege·o·mor·phol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for geomorphology

geomorphology

geomorphogeny (ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒdʒənɪ)

/ (ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of geology that is concerned with the structure, origin, and development of the topographical features of the earth's surface
Derived Formsgeomorphological (ˌdʒiːəʊˌmɔːfəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or geomorphologic, adjectivegeomorphologically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for geomorphology

geomorphology

n.

1893, from geo- + morphology. Form geomorphy is from 1889. Related: Geomorphological; geomorphologically; geomorphologist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for geomorphology

geomorphology

[ jē′ō-môr-fŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the formation, alteration, and configuration of landforms and their relationship with underlying structures.
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