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geognosy

[jee-og-nuh-see] /dʒiˈɒg nə si/
noun
1.
Archaic. a science dealing with the constituent parts of the earth, its envelope of air and water, its crust, and the condition of its interior.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < French géognosie, equivalent to géo- geo- + -gnosie < Greek gnôsis knowledge
Related forms
geognostic
[jee-og-nos-tik] /ˌdʒi ɒgˈnɒs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
geognostical, adjective
geognostically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for geognosy

geognosy

/dʒɪˈɒɡnəsɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the origin and distribution of minerals and rocks in the earth's crust: superseded generally by the term geology
Derived Forms
geognostic (ˌdʒiːɒɡˈnɒstɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from French géognosie, from geo- + Greek gnōsis a seeking to know, knowledge
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