[pey-lee-oh-jee-oh-fiz-iks; especially British pal-ee-]


(used with a plural verb) inferred geophysical conditions or processes of designated periods of the geologic past.
(used with a singular verb) the study of these conditions.

Origin of paleogeophysics

First recorded in 1955–60; paleo- + geophysics
Related formspa·le·o·ge·o·phys·i·cal, adjectivepa·le·o·ge·o·phys·i·cal·ly, adverbpa·le·o·ge·o·phys·i·cist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019