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geomorphology

[jee-uh-mawr-fol-uh-jee] /ˌdʒi ə mɔrˈfɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of the characteristics, origin, and development of landforms.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; geo- + morphology
Related forms
geomorphological
[jee-uh-mawr-phuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi əˌmɔr phəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
geomorphologic, adjective
geomorphologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for geomorphologic

geomorphology

/ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of geology that is concerned with the structure, origin, and development of the topographical features of the earth's surface
Derived Forms
geomorphological (ˌdʒiːəʊˌmɔːfəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), geomorphologic, adjective
geomorphologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for geomorphologic

geomorphology

n.

1893, from geo- + morphology. Form geomorphy is from 1889. Related: Geomorphological; geomorphologically; geomorphologist.

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geomorphologic in Science
geomorphology
  (jē'ō-môr-fŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of the formation, alteration, and configuration of landforms and their relationship with underlying structures.
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