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pedology

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[ pi-dol-uh-jee ]
/ pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
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Origin of pedology

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First recorded in 1920–25; pedo-2 + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM pedology

ped·o·log·i·cal [ped-l-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌpɛd lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, ped·o·log·ic, adjectivepe·dol·o·gist, noun

Other definitions for pedology (2 of 2)

pedology2
[ pi-dol-uh-jee ]
/ pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi /

noun
the scientific study of the nature and development of children.

Origin of pedology

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OTHER WORDS FROM pedology

ped·o·log·i·cal [ped-l-oj-i-kuhl or, especially British, peed-l-], /ˌpɛd lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, especially British, ˌpid l-/, ped·o·log·ic, adjectivepe·dol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pedology (1 of 2)

pedology1
/ (pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
a US spelling of paedology

British Dictionary definitions for pedology (2 of 2)

pedology2
/ (pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils

Derived forms of pedology

pedological (ˌpiːdəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepedologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for pedology

pedology
[ pĭ-dŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and classification.
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