volcanology

[ vol-kuh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌvɒl kəˈnɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.

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Origin of volcanology

First recorded in 1885–90; volcano + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM volcanology

vol·can·o·log·i·cal [vol-kuh-nl-oj-i-kuhl], /ˌvɒl kə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, vol·can·o·log·ic, adjectivevol·can·ol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for volcanology

  • Since no one was really sure about the physics of volcanology, no one had a good guess why the volcanic action had begun again.

    The Flaming Mountain|Harold Leland Goodwin

British Dictionary definitions for volcanology

volcanology

vulcanology

/ (ˌvɒlkəˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena

Derived forms of volcanology

volcanological (ˌvɒlkənəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or vulcanological, adjectivevolcanologist or vulcanologist, noun
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Scientific definitions for volcanology

volcanology
[ vŏl′kə-nŏlə-jē, vôl′- ]

The scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.
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