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earth science

any of various sciences, as geography, geology, or meteorology, that deal with the earth, its composition, or any of its changing aspects.
Also called geoscience.
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earth scientist, noun Unabridged
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  • They have found some recognition, though much too meager, in the more comprehensive and philosophical treatises on earth-science.

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  • The science of the lower heavens is a factor of earth-science in the definition we are just about to give.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
British Dictionary definitions for earth-science

earth science

any of various sciences, such as geology, geography, and geomorphology, that are concerned with the structure, age, and other aspects of the earth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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earth science  
Any of several sciences, such as geology, oceanography, and meteorology, that study the origin, composition, and physical features of the Earth.
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