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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.
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(Geological Science) geology from a geophysical point of view
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