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stratigraphy

[struh-tig-ruh-fee] /strəˈtɪg rə fi/
noun
1.
a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; strati- + -graphy
Related forms
stratigrapher, stratigraphist, noun
stratigraphic
[strat-i-graf-ik] /ˌstræt ɪˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
stratigraphical, adjective
stratigraphically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stratigrapher

stratigraphy

/strəˈtɪɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the composition, relative positions, etc, of rock strata in order to determine their geological history stratig
2.
(archaeol) a vertical section through the earth showing the relative positions of the human artefacts and therefore the chronology of successive levels of occupation
Derived Forms
stratigrapher (strəˈtɪɡrəfə), stratigraphist (strəˈtɪɡrəfɪst) noun
stratigraphic (ˌstrætɪˈɡræfɪk), stratigraphical, adjective
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Word Origin and History for stratigrapher

stratigraphy

n.

1865, from Latin strati-, comb. form of stratum (see stratum) + -graphy.

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stratigrapher in Medicine

stratigraphy stra·tig·ra·phy (strə-tĭg'rə-fē)
n.
See tomography.


strat'i·graph'ic (strāt'ĭ-grāf'ĭk) adj.
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stratigrapher in Science
stratigraphy
  (strə-tĭg'rə-fē)   
The scientific study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, correlation, and age of sedimentary rocks.
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