Origin of hydrogeology

First recorded in 1815–25; hydro-1 + geology
Also called hydrology, geohydrology.
Related formshy·dro·ge·o·log·i·cal [hahy-druh-jee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /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


  1. the branch of geology dealing with the waters below the earth's surface and with the geological aspects of surface waters
Derived Formshydrogeological, adjectivehydrogeologist, noun
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hydrogeology in Science


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