[ jee-uh-mawr-fol-uh-jee ]

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

Origin of geomorphology

First recorded in 1890–95; geo- + morphology

Other words from geomorphology

  • ge·o·mor·pho·log·i·cal [jee-uh-mawr-phuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌdʒi əˌmɔr phəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ge·o·mor·pho·log·ic, adjective
  • ge·o·mor·phol·o·gist, noun

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How to use geomorphology in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for geomorphology


geomorphogeny (ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒdʒənɪ)

/ (ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ) /

  1. the branch of geology that is concerned with the structure, origin, and development of the topographical features of the earth's surface

Derived forms of geomorphology

  • geomorphological (ˌdʒiːəʊˌmɔːfəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or geomorphologic, adjective
  • geomorphologically, adverb

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Scientific definitions for geomorphology


[ jē′ō-môr-fŏlə-jē ]

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

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