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pe·dol·o·gy 1

 (pē-dŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the physical and mental development and characteristics of children.


pe′do·log′ic (-də-lŏj′ĭk), pe′do·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
pe′do·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·dol′o·gist n.

pe·dol·o·gy 2

 (pĭ-dŏl′ə-jē, pĕ-)
n.
The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and uses.


ped′o·log′ic (pĕd′l-ŏj′ĭk), ped′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
ped′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
pe·dol′o·gist n.

pedology

(pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Medicine) a US spelling of paedology

pedology

(pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils
pedologic, pedological adj
peˈdologist n

pe•dol•o•gy1

(pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the scientific study of soils.
[1920–25; < Greek péd(on) earth, ground (akin to poús foot) + -logy]
ped•o•log•i•cal (ˌpɛd lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) ped`o•log′ic, adj.
pe•dol′o•gist, n.

pe•dol•o•gy2

(pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi)

n.
1. the scientific study of the nature and development of children.
pe•do•log•i•cal (ˌpid lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) pe`do•log′ic, adj.
pe•dol′o•gist, n.

pedology

the branch of agriculture that studies soils; soil science. — pedologist, n. — pedologic, pedological, adj.
See also: Soil
the branch of medical science that studies the physical and psychological events of childhood. — pedologist, n. — pedological, adj.
See also: Children

pedology

The study of soil.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedology - the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and childrenpedology - the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
neonatology - that branch of pediatric medicine concerned with the newborn; the diagnosis and treatment of neonates
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The lithologic substratum is not too different from other vineyards set on the Transylvanian Plateau, being made of the same combination of marl, sands, gravel, gritstone, conglomerates and Neogene volcanic tufa which, in situ or after a deluvial-argillaceous reshuffling, come to represent a valuable textural, geo-chemical and pedologic support for vine-growing.
Hydropedology: Addressing fundamentals and building bridges to understand complex pedologic and hydrologic interactions.
Given the pedologic variety in SPE environments, soils having at least 80% of their area in the same soil class were classified as belonging to the class.
However, the typical complexity of most of these models means that they cannot be readily interpreted to gain pedologic knowledge, such as the precise influence of individual soil-forming factors.
Soil type was determined by standard lithologic and pedologic analysis of sediments; for this purpose, 2 extra samples were collected per site from a depth of 30 cm (26).
Hyperbolic, polynomial or nonlinear functions might improve not only the fit of the chronofunction but also advance our understanding of the pedologic system [15].
In geography, geodiversity is the heterogeneity of "geological (rocks, minerals, fossil), geomorphologic (landforms, processes) and pedologic (soils) elements, including their assemblies, relationships, properties, interpretations and systems" (Gray, 2004).
Carlos Pacheco at the Andes University (ULA), Greta Roa and Riguey Valladares (INGEOMIN), Jaime Laifalle (ULA), Carlos Ferrer (ULA) and Guido Ochoa (ULA) shared their experience and provided important geomorphologic, pedologic and geologic information about the study area.
Two reasons for the unique plant communities in the preserve are: 1) hydrologic and pedologic conditions created by the surface and subsurface geology, which allow for plant richness; and 2) Pleistocene and post-Pleistocene climates that have made it possible for co-occurrence of several plant communities (Churchill et al.