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Webster 1913 Edition


Geology

Ge-ol′o-gy

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Geologies
(#)
.
[Gr.
γέα
,
γῆ
, the earth +
-logy
: cf. F.
géologie
.]
1.
The science which treats:
(a)
Of the structure and mineral constitution of the globe;
structural geology
.
(b)
Of its history as regards rocks, minerals, rivers, valleys, mountains, climates, life, etc.;
historical geology
.
(c)
Of the causes and methods by which its structure, features, changes, and conditions have been produced;
dynamical geology
. See Chart of
The Geological Series
.
2.
A treatise on the science.

Webster 1828 Edition


Geology

GEOL'OGY

,
Noun.
[Gr. the earth, and discourse.]
The doctrine or science of the structure of the earth or terraqueous globe, and of the substances which compose it; or the science of the compound minerals or aggregate substances which compose the earth, the relations which the several constituent masses bear to each other, their formation, structure, position and direction: it extends also to the various alterations and decompositions to which minerals are subject.

Definition 2022


geology

geology

English

Noun

geology (countable and uncountable, plural geologies)

  1. The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks.
  2. The geological structure of a region.
    The geology of the Alps.

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