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paleogeophysics

[pey-lee-oh-jee-oh-fiz-iks; especially British pal-ee-] /ˌpeɪ li oʊˌdʒi oʊˈfɪz ɪks; especially British ˌpæl i-/
noun
1.
(used with a plural verb) inferred geophysical conditions or processes of designated periods of the geologic past.
2.
(used with a singular verb) the study of these conditions.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; paleo- + geophysics
Related forms
paleogeophysical, adjective
paleogeophysically, adverb
paleogeophysicist, noun
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