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Definition of geology noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    geology

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    noun
    BrE BrE//dʒiˈɒlədʒi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒiˈɑːlədʒi//
     
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable] the scientific study of the earth, including the origin and history of the rocks and soil of which the earth is made
  2. 2[singular] the origin and history of the rocks and soil of a particular area the geology of the British Isles
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: from modern Latin geologia, from Greek ‘earth’ + -logia (see -logy).
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