[ gley-shee-ol-uh-jee, -see- ]
/ ˌgleɪ ʃiˈɒl ə dʒi, -si- /
the branch of geology that deals with the nature, distribution, and action of glaciers and with their effect on the earth's topography.
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OTHER WORDS FROM glaciologygla·ci·o·log·i·cal [gley-shee-uh-loj-i-kuhl, -see-], /ˌgleɪ ʃi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -si-/, gla·ci·o·log·ic, adjective
Words nearby glaciology
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The many glaciers occurring in the Alps of central Europe where glaciology arose doubtless suggested this explanation.Climatic Changes|Ellsworth Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for glaciology
/ (ˌɡlæsɪˈɒlədʒɪ, ˌɡleɪ-) /
the study of the distribution, character, and effects of glaciers
Derived forms of glaciologyglaciological (ˌɡlæsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl, ˌɡleɪ-) or glaciologic, adjectiveglaciologist or glacialist, noun
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