[ jee-uh-mawr-fol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdʒi ə mɔrˈfɒl ə dʒi /
the study of the characteristics, origin, and development of landforms.
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
/ (ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ) /
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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Science definitions for geomorphology
[ jē′ō-môr-fŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of the formation, alteration, and configuration of landforms and their relationship with underlying structures.
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