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hydrogeology

[ hahy-droh-jee-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌhaɪ droʊ dʒiˈɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the science dealing with the occurrence and distribution of underground water.

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Also called hydrology, geohydrology.

Origin of hydrogeology

First recorded in 1815–25; hydro-1 + geology

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrogeology

hy·dro·ge·o·log·i·cal [hahy-druh-jee-uh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌhaɪ drəˌdʒi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, hy·dro·ge·o·log·ic, adjectivehy·dro·ge·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrogeology

hydrogeology
/ (ˌhaɪdrədʒɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of geology dealing with the waters below the earth's surface and with the geological aspects of surface waters

Derived forms of hydrogeology

hydrogeological, adjectivehydrogeologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for hydrogeology

hydrogeology
[ hī′drō-jē-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the occurrence, distribution, and effects of groundwater.
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