noun (plural -gies) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1893 1. a science that deals with the relief features of the earth or of another celestial body (as the moon) and seeks a genetic interpretation of them 2. the features dealt with in geomorphology • geomorphologist noun

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  • Geomorphology — (from Greek: γη, ge , earth ; μορφή, morfé , form ; and λόγος, logos , knowledge ) is the study of landforms and the processes that shape them. Geomorphologists seek to understand why landscapes look the way they do: to understand landform… …   Wikipedia

  • geomorphology — 1893, from GEO (Cf. geo ) + MORPHOLOGY (Cf. morphology). Form geomorphy is from 1889. Related: Geomorphological; geomorphologically; geomorphologist …   Etymology dictionary

  • geomorphology — ► NOUN ▪ the study of the physical features of the surface of the earth and their relation to its geological structures. DERIVATIVES geomorphological adjective geomorphologist noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • geomorphology — geomorphological /jee euh mawr pheuh loj i keuhl/, geomorphologic, adj. geomorphologist, n. /jee euh mawr fol euh jee/, n. the study of the characteristics, origin, and development of landforms. [1890 95; GEO + MORPHOLOGY] * * * Scientific… …   Universalium

  • geomorphology — noun The study of landforms, their classification, origin, development, and history …   Wiktionary

  • GEOMORPHOLOGY —    The more recent changes in Etruria are relatively under studied. However, there have been investigations of the delta region of the Arno near Pisa, of the lagoons near Populonia, and of some of rivers in the Faliscan area in relationship to… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • geomorphology —   the science of understanding landform formation …   Geography glossary

  • geomorphology —    The science of the origin and evolution of land forms [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • geomorphology —    The science that treats the general configuration of the earth s surface; specifically the study of the classification, description, nature, origin, and development of landforms and their relationships to underlying structures, and of the… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

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