[ hahy-drol-uh-jee ]
/ haɪˈdrɒl ə dʒi /
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the science dealing with the occurrence, circulation, distribution, and properties of the waters of the earth and its atmosphere.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hydrologyhy·dro·log·ic [hahy-druh-loj-ik], /ˌhaɪ drəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, hy·dro·log·i·cal, adjectivehy·dro·log·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·drol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrology
/ (haɪˈdrɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of the distribution, conservation, use, etc, of the water of the earth and its atmosphere, particularly at the land surface
Derived forms of hydrologyhydrologic (ˌhaɪdrəˈlɒdʒɪk) or hydrological, adjectivehydrologically, adverbhydrologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for hydrology
[ hī-drŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water as a liquid, solid, or gas on the Earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.
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