geophysicist

geophysics

[jee-oh-fiz-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of geology that deals with the physics of the earth and its atmosphere, including oceanography, seismology, volcanology, and geomagnetism.

Origin:
1885–90; geo- + physics

geophysical, adjective
geophysically, adverb
geophysicist, noun
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geophysics (ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the study of the earth's physical properties and of the physical processes acting upon, above, and within the earth. It includes seismology, geomagnetism, meteorology, and oceanography
 
geo'physicist
 
n

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geophysics   (jē'ō-fĭz'ĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the physical characteristics of the Earth, including its hydrosphere and atmosphere, and of the Earth's relationship to the rest of the universe.
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geophysics definition


The science devoted to the study of the physical properties and processes of geological phenomena, including fields such as meteorology, oceanography, and seismology.

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