The science that studies the structure of the earth (or other planets), together with its origin and development, especially by examination of its rocks.
The geological structure of a region.
‘The geology of the Alps.’;
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.
A treatise on the science.
a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
the science which deals with the physical structure and substance of the earth, their history, and the processes which act on them.
the geological features of an area
‘the geology of the Outer Hebrides’;
the geological features of a planetary body
‘an article on the Moon's geology’;
Geology (from the Ancient Greek γῆ, gē () and -λoγία, -logia, (, )) is a branch of Earth science concerned with the solid Earth, the rocks of which it is composed, and the processes by which they change over time. Geology can also include the study of the solid features of any terrestrial planet or natural satellite such as Mars or the Moon.
‘earth’; ‘study of’; ‘discourse’;