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glaciology

[gley-shee-ol-uh-jee, -see-] /ˌgleɪ ʃiˈɒl ə dʒi, -si-/
noun
1.
the branch of geology that deals with the nature, distribution, and action of glaciers and with their effect on the earth's topography.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; glaci(er) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
glaciological
[gley-shee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, -see-] /ˌgleɪ ʃi əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -si-/ (Show IPA),
glaciologic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for glaciologies

glaciology

/ˌɡlæsɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌɡleɪ-/
noun
1.
the study of the distribution, character, and effects of glaciers
Derived Forms
glaciological (ˌɡlæsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌɡleɪ-), glaciologic, adjective
glaciologist, glacialist, noun
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Word Origin and History for glaciologies

glaciology

n.

1856, from Latin glacies "ice" (see glacial) + -ology. Related: Glaciological; glaciologist.

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