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geology

noun [U]  /dʒiˈɑl·ə·dʒi/ us  
earth science the study of the rocks and physical processes of the earth in order to understand its origin and history
geological
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌdʒi·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/ ( also geologic,    /ˌdʒi·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪk/) us  
a geological survey
Translations of “geology”
in Korean 지질학…
in Arabic عِلْم طَبقات الأرْض (الجيولوجيا)…
in French géologie…
in Turkish jeoloji, yerbilimi…
in Italian geologia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地質學…
in Russian геология…
in Polish geologia…
in Spanish geología…
in Portuguese geologia…
in German die Geologie…
in Catalan geologia…
in Japanese 地質学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地质学…
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