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[jee-ol-uh-jist] /dʒiˈɒl ə dʒɪst/
a person who specializes in geologic research and study.
Origin of geologist
1785-95; geolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The geologist or engineer who fails to follow these investigations may be caught napping in the economic phases of his work.

  • He regretted that he had not brought his geologist's hammer and botanical wallet with him.

  • At Pendeen Cove, the geologist will meet with several phenomena well worthy his attention.

  • I may not look quite so forlorn as the geologist did, but I feel it.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • A geologist, observing a dense limestone, learns how severe the pressure which brought loose sediment to this compactness.

    Inventors at Work George Iles
Word Origin and History for geologist

1795, from geology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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