geomorphology

[jee-uh-mawr-fol-uh-jee]
noun
the study of the characteristics, origin, and development of landforms.

Origin:
1890–95; geo- + morphology

geomorphological [jee-uh-mawr-phuh-loj-i-kuhl] , geomorphologic, adjective
geomorphologist, noun
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geomorphology or geomorphogeny (ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ, ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒdʒənɪ)
 
n
the branch of geology that is concerned with the structure, origin, and development of the topographical features of the earth's surface
 
geomorphogeny or geomorphogeny
 
n
 
geomorphological or geomorphogeny
 
adj
 
geomorpho'logic or geomorphogeny
 
adj
 
geomorpho'logically or geomorphogeny
 
adv

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geomorphology   (jē'ō-môr-fŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the formation, alteration, and configuration of landforms and their relationship with underlying structures.
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She does research and teaches at the intersection of hydrology and geomorphology.
Concepts of pedology, geomorphology, and hydrology for flat landscapes.
Geomorphology is the study of the shape of the land and how these shapes were formed.
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