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pedology1

[pi-dol-uh-jee] /pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science that deals with the study of soils.
Also called soil science.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; pedo-2 + -logy
Related forms
pedological
[ped-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌpɛd lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
pedologic, adjective
pedologist, noun

pedology2

[pi-dol-uh-jee] /pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the scientific study of the nature and development of children.
Origin
Related forms
pedological
[ped-l-oj-i-kuh l or, esp. British, peed-l-] /ˌpɛd lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl or, esp. British, ˌpid l-/ (Show IPA),
pedologic, adjective
pedologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pedologist

pedology1

/pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
a US spelling of paedology

pedology2

/pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils
Derived Forms
pedological (ˌpiːdəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
pedologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for pedologist

pedology

n.

"scientific study of the soil," 1924, from Greek pedon "ground, earth," from PIE root *ped- (see foot (n.)) + -logy. Related: Pedological. Earlier it was a word for "the study of children" (1894), from pedo-.

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pedologist in Medicine

pedology pe·dol·o·gy (pē-dŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The study of the physical, mental, and social development and characteristics of children.

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pedologist in Science
pedology
  (pĭ-dŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and classification.
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