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ge·o·phys·ics

 (jē′ō-fĭz′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The physics of the earth and its environment, including the physics of fields such as meteorology, oceanography, and seismology.

ge′o·phys′i·cal adj.
ge′o·phys′i·cal·ly adv.
ge′o·phys′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.

geophysics

(ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪks)
n
(Geological Science) (functioning as singular) the study of the earth's physical properties and of the physical processes acting upon, above, and within the earth. It includes seismology, geomagnetism, meteorology, and oceanography
ˌgeoˈphysicist n

ge•o•phys•ics

(ˌdʒi oʊˈfɪz ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of geology that deals with the physics of the earth and its atmosphere, including oceanography, seismology, volcanology, and geomagnetism.
[1885–90]
ge`o•phys′i•cal, adj.
ge`o•phys′i•cist, n.

ge·o·phys·ics

(jē′ō-fĭz′ĭks)
The application of physics to the scientific study of the Earth and its environment.

geophysics

the physics of the earth, including oceanography, volcanology, seismology, etc. — geophysicist, n.geophysical, adj.
See also: Physics

geophysics

The study of the structure and development of the Earth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geophysics - geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earthgeophysics - geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
geomorphology, morphology - the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
hydrology - the branch of geology that studies water on the earth and in the atmosphere: its distribution and uses and conservation
seismology - the branch of geology that studies earthquakes
volcanology, vulcanology - the branch of geology that studies volcanoes
magnetics, magnetism - the branch of science that studies magnetism
geodesy - the branch of geology that studies the shape of the earth and the determination of the exact position of geographical points
Translations
geofysiikka
geofizyka

geophysics

[dʒɪəʊˈfɪzɪks] NSINGgeofísica f

geophysics

[ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪks] ngéophysique f

geophysics

n singGeophysik f

geophysics

[ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪks] nsggeofisica
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