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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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Examples from the web for geomorphology
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for geomorphology

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 geomorphology
n.

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

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geomorphology 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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