geology Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"geology" in British English

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geologynoun [U]

uk   /dʒiˈɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /-ˈɑː.lə-/
C1 the ​study of the ​rocks and ​similarsubstances that make up the earth's ​surface: a geology ​professor/​student/​class/​departmentthe geology of somewhere the ​particularrocks and ​similarsubstances that ​form an ​area of the ​earth, and ​theirarrangement
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(Definition of geology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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geologynoun [U]

 us   /dʒiˈɑl·ə·dʒi/
earth science the ​study of the ​rocks and ​physicalprocesses of the ​earth in ​order to ​understanditsorigin and ​history
geological
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌdʒi·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪ·kəl/ (also geologic,  us   /ˌdʒi·əˈlɑdʒ·ɪk/ )
a geological ​survey
(Definition of geology from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “geology”
in Korean 지질학…
in Arabic عِلْم طَبقات الأرْض (الجيولوجيا)…
in Malaysian geologi…
in French géologie…
in Russian геология…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地質學…
in Italian geologia…
in Turkish jeoloji, yerbilimi…
in Polish geologia…
in Spanish geología…
in Vietnamese địa chất học…
in Portuguese geologia…
in Thai ธรณีวิทยา…
in German die Geologie…
in Catalan geologia…
in Japanese 地質学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地质学…
in Indonesian geologi…
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