structural geology

  1. the branch of geology dealing with the structure and distribution of the rocks that make up the crust of the earth.

Origin of structural geology

First recorded in 1880–85

Words Nearby structural geology Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use structural geology in a sentence

  • But in physical and structural geology he took a very high place among living scientists.

    James Geikie | Marion I. Newbigin
  • Another event of the year was the translation of structural geology into French.

    James Geikie | Marion I. Newbigin
  • structural geology is the study of the physical forms and relations of rocks which result mainly from deformation by earth forces.

  • In short, the following of a coal seam requires at almost every stage the application of principles of structural geology.