petrography
noun Etymology: New Latin petrographia, from petr- + Latin -graphia -graphy Date: 1651 the description and systematic classification of rocks • petrographer nounpetrographic or petrographical adjectivepetrographically adverb

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  • Petrography — is that branch of petrology which focuses on detailed descriptions of rocks. Someone who studies petrography is called a petrographer. The mineral content and the textural relationships within the rock are described in detail. Petrographic… …   Wikipedia

  • Petrography — Pe*trog ra*phy, n. [Petro + graphy.] 1. The art of writing on stone. [1913 Webster] 2. The scientific description of rocks; that department of science which investigates the constitution of rocks; petrology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • petrography — [pə träg′rə fē] n. [ModL petrographia: see PETRO + GRAPHY] the branch of petrology that deals with the description and classification of rocks, esp. by means of examination under a microscope petrographer n. petrographic [pe΄trō graf′ik] adj.… …   English World dictionary

  • petrography — petrografija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Mokslas apie uolienas. atitikmenys: angl. petrography rus. петрография …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • petrography — petrografija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Mokslas, tiriantis mineraloginę ir cheminę uolienų sudėtį, jų geologines savybes (slūgsojimo sąlygas, paplitimą, kilmę ir kitimą Žemės plutoje ir Žemės paviršiuje). atitikmenys:… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • petrography — petrographer, n. petrographic /pe treuh graf ik/, petrographical, adj. petrographically, adv. /pi trog reuh fee/, n. the branch of petrology dealing with the description and classification of rocks, esp. by microscopic examination. [1645 55; < NL …   Universalium

  • petrography — noun the branch of petrology that deals with the scientific description and classification of rocks …   Wiktionary

  • petrography —    The science of describing and identifying rocks [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • petrography — Смотри Петрография …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • petrography — pe·trog·ra·phy || pɪ trÉ‘grÉ™fɪ /pɪ trÉ’ n. study and classification of rocks …   English contemporary dictionary

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