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[hahy-drol-uh-jee] /haɪˈdrɒl ə dʒi/
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
1755-1765
1755-65; hydro-1 + -logy
Related forms
hydrologic
[hahy-druh-loj-ik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
hydrological, adjective
hydrologically, adverb
hydrologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrologist

hydrology

/haɪˈdrɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the distribution, conservation, use, etc, of the water of the earth and its atmosphere, particularly at the land surface
Derived Forms
hydrologic (ˌhaɪdrəˈlɒdʒɪk), hydrological, adjective
hydrologically, adverb
hydrologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for hydrologist

hydrology

n.

1762, from hydro- + -logy. Related: Hydrologist; hydrological (1660s).

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hydrology
  (hī-drŏl'ə-jē)   
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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