Orology
Orology O*rol"o*gy, n. [Gr. 'o`ros mountain + -logy: cf. F. orologie.] The science or description of mountains. [1913 Webster]

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  • orology — [ō räl′ə jē] n. 〚 ORO + LOGY〛 the study of mountains, esp. the study of how mountains are formed: cf. OROGRAPHY orological [ôr΄ō läj′i kəl] adj. * * * o·rol·o·gy (ô …   Universalium

  • orology — [ō räl′ə jē] n. [ ORO + LOGY] the study of mountains, esp. the study of how mountains are formed: cf. OROGRAPHY orological [ôr΄ō läj′i kəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • orology — noun The study or science of mountains, in particular how they are formed. Syn: orography See Also: orologist, orological, orologically …   Wiktionary

  • orology —  The study of mountains …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • orology — study of mountains Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • orology — o·rol·o·gy || É” rÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ /É’ rÉ’ n. orography, study or science of mountains; description of mountains …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orology — orol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • orology — The study of mountains …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • orology — /ɒˈrɒlədʒi/ (say o roluhjee) noun the branch of geology or physical geography that deals with mountains. Also, oreology. –orological /ɒrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ (say oruh lojikuhl), adjective –orologist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • orology —   n. study of mountains.    ♦ orometer, n. barometer showing height above sea level …   Dictionary of difficult words

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