hydrology

[hahy-drol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the science dealing with the occurrence, circulation, distribution, and properties of the waters of the earth and its atmosphere.
2.
hydrogeology; geohydrology.

Origin:
1755–65; hydro-1 + -logy

hydrologic [hahy-druh-loj-ik] , hydrological, adjective
hydrologically, adverb
hydrologist, noun
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hydrology (haɪˈdrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of the distribution, conservation, use, etc, of the water of the earth and its atmosphere, particularly at the land surface
 
hydrologic
 
adj
 
hydro'logical
 
adj
 
hydro'logically
 
adv
 
hy'drologist
 
n

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hydrology   (hī-drŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water as a liquid, solid, or gas on the Earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.
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Example sentences
Hydrologic changes that increase this flow can cause the stream channel to
  become unstable.
The regional nature of hydrologic processes is generally defined in terms of
  shared meteorological and basin characteristics.
The water cycle is also known as the hydrologic cycle.
Once out of storage it reenters the active hydrologic cycle.
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