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stratigraphy

[struh-tig-ruh-fee]
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noun
  1. a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.
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Origin of stratigraphy

First recorded in 1860–65; strati- + -graphy
Related formsstra·tig·ra·pher, stra·tig·ra·phist, nounstrat·i·graph·ic [strat-i-graf-ik] /ˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk/, strat·i·graph·i·cal, adjectivestrat·i·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stratigraphist

stratigraphy

noun
  1. the study of the composition, relative positions, etc, of rock strata in order to determine their geological historyAbbreviation: stratig
  2. archaeol a vertical section through the earth showing the relative positions of the human artefacts and therefore the chronology of successive levels of occupation
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Derived Formsstratigrapher (strəˈtɪɡrəfə) or stratigraphist (strəˈtɪɡrəfɪst), nounstratigraphic (ˌstrætɪˈɡræfɪk) or stratigraphical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for stratigraphist

stratigraphy

n.

1865, from Latin strati-, comb. form of stratum (see stratum) + -graphy.

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stratigraphist in Medicine

stratigraphy

(strə-tĭgrə-fē)
Related formsstrat′i•graphic (străt′ĭ-grăfĭk) adj.

stratigraphist in Science

stratigraphy

[strə-tĭgrə-fē]