hydrology

[ hahy-drol-uh-jee ]
/ haɪˈdrɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the science dealing with the occurrence, circulation, distribution, and properties of the waters of the earth and its atmosphere.
hydrogeology; geohydrology.

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Origin of hydrology

First recorded in 1755–65; hydro-1 + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrology

hy·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

hydrology
/ (haɪˈdrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

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 hydrology

hydrologic (ˌhaɪdrəˈlɒdʒɪk) or hydrological, adjectivehydrologically, adverbhydrologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for hydrology

hydrology
[ hī-drŏlə-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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