Stratigraphical

stratigraphy

[struh-tig-ruh-fee]
noun
a branch of geology dealing with the classification, nomenclature, correlation, and interpretation of stratified rocks.

Origin:
1860–65; strati- + -graphy

stratigrapher, stratigraphist, noun
stratigraphic [strat-i-graf-ik] , stratigraphical, adjective
stratigraphically, adverb
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stratigraphy (strəˈtɪɡrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  stratig the study of the composition, relative positions, etc, of rock strata in order to determine their geological history
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
 
stratigrapher
 
n
 
stratigraphist
 
n
 
stratigraphic
 
adj
 
strati'graphical
 
adj

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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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stratigraphy   (strə-tĭg'rə-fē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, correlation, and age of sedimentary rocks.
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