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The study of the evolution and configuration of landforms.

ge′o·mor′pho·log′ic (-môr′fə-lŏj′ĭk), ge′o·mor′pho·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ge′o·mor′pho·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ge′o·mor·phol′o·gist n.


(ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ) or


(Physical Geography) the branch of geology that is concerned with the structure, origin, and development of the topographical features of the earth's surface
geomorphological, ˌgeoˌmorphoˈlogic, geomorphogenic adj
ˌgeoˌmorphoˈlogically adv


(ˌdʒi ə mɔrˈfɒl ə dʒi)

the study of the characteristics, origin, and development of the form or surface features of the earth or other celestial bodies.
ge`o•mor`pho•log′i•cal (-fəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ge`o•mor•phol′o•gist, n.


Physical Geography. the study of the characteristics, origins, and development of land forms. — geomorphologist, n.geomorphologic, geomorphological, adj.
See also: Form
the branch of geology that studies the form of the earth’s surface. — geomorphologist, n. — geomorphologic, geomorphological, adj.
See also: Earth
the study of the characteristics, origins, and development of land forms. — geomorphologist, n.geomorphologic, geomorphological, adj.
See also: Geography


The study of the origins and development of the earth’s topographical features.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geomorphology - the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms
geophysical science, geophysics - geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
plate tectonic theory, plate tectonics, tectonics - the branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust
lithology, petrology - the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification


[ˌdʒiːəʊmɔːˈfɒlədʒɪ] Ngeomorfología f
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