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engineering geology

noun
1.
the application of geologic principles, techniques, and data to mining, construction, petroleum engineering, and ground-water utilization.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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Examples from the web for engineering geology
  • In the broad sense, nearly all engineering projects requiring geologic input are also engineering geology projects.
  • The study of geologic hazards is now more commonly considered engineering geology.

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