volcanology
noun Date: 1886 a branch of science that deals with volcanic phenomena • volcanologist noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Volcanology — (also spelled vulcanology) is the study of volcanoes, lava, magma, and related geological and geophysical phenomena. The term volcanology is derived from the Latin word vulcan , the Roman god of fire. A volcanologist is a person who studies the… …   Wikipedia

  • volcanology — [väl΄kə näl′əjē] n. [ VOLCANO + LOGY] the science dealing with volcanoes and volcanic activity volcanological adj …   English World dictionary

  • volcanology — volcanological /vol keuh nl oj i keuhl/, volcanologic, adj. volcanologist, n. /vol keuh nol euh jee/, n. the scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena. Also, vulcanology. [1885 90; VOLCANO + LOGY] * * * or vulcanology Scientific… …   Universalium

  • volcanology — noun /ˌvɒl.kənˈɒl.ə.dʒi,ˌvʌl.kənˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ The study of volcanoes. See Also: volcanologist …   Wiktionary

  • volcanology —  , vulcanology  Both are the terms for the science of volcanoes. The first is the preferred American spelling, the second the preferred British one …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • volcanology — study of volcanoes Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • volcanology — n. study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomenavol·can·ol·o·gy || ‚vÉ‘lkÉ™ nÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ /‚vÉ’lkÉ™ nÉ’l …   English contemporary dictionary

  • volcanology — [ˌvɒlkə nɒlədʒi] (also vulcanology) noun the scientific study of volcanoes. Derivatives volcanological adjective volcanologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • volcanology — vol·ca·nol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • volcanology — vol•can•ol•o•gy [[t]ˌvɒl kəˈnɒl ə dʒi[/t]] also vulcanology n. gel the scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena • Etymology: 1885–90 vol can•o•log′i•cal nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl vol can•o•log′ic, adj. vol can•ol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

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