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spe·le·ol·o·gy

 (spē′lē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The scientific study of caves.
2. Exploration of caves.

[French spéléologie : Latin spēlaeum, spēlēum, cave (from Greek spēlaion) + -logie, -logy.]

spe′le·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
spe′le·ol′o·gist n.
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speleology

(ˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪ) or

spelaeology

n
1. (Physical Geography) the scientific study of caves, esp in respect of their geological formation, flora and fauna, etc
2. (Individual Sports, other than specified) the sport or pastime of exploring caves
[C19: from Latin spēlaeum cave]
speleological, spelaeological adj
ˌspeleˈologist, ˌspelaeˈologist n
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spe•le•ol•o•gy

or spe•lae•ol•o•gy

(ˌspi liˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the exploration and study of caves.
[1890–95; < Latin spēlae(um) + -o- + -logy]
spe`le•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
spe`le•ol′o•gist, n.
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spe·le·ol·o·gy

(spē′lē-ŏl′ə-jē)
The exploration and scientific study of caves.
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speleology, spelaeology

the branch of geology that explores, studies, and describes caves. — speleologist, spelaeologist, n.speleological, spelaeological, adj.
See also: Caves
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speleology

The study or exploration of caves.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speleology - the scientific study of caves
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
2.speleology - the pastime of exploring caves
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Translations
speleologie
HöhlenforschungHöhlenkundeSpeläologieSpeleologie
barlangászatbarlangkutatásbarlangtanszpeleológia

speleology

[ˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Nespeleología f
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speleology

nHöhlenkunde f, → Speläologie f (spec)
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These are the discoveries of the entire Drienka speleological group, which has eight active members, he added.The discovered spaces are not small.
The new finds by the Speleological Team of Oman adds to the growing list of recent discoveries.
Boaz Langford, a researcher at the university's Cave Research Center, and Antoniya Vlaykova, a Bulgarian cave explorer from the European Speleological Federation, headed the expedition.
Boaz Langford, a researcher at the university's Caves Research Centre, and Antoniya Vlaykova, a Bulgarian cave explorer from the European Speleological Federation, headed the expedition.
The National Speleological Society, a group of cave explorers who also study and work for the conservation of caves, opposes these kinds of efforts, especially the blanket closing of caves to the public to keep the disease from spreading.
Apparently there are seven of them: the kids might enjoy a speleological jaunt!) the 11th Annual Exhibition of Cacti and other Succulents is the agricultural equivalent of a WI bake-off, with various succulents -- and their proud owners -- up for the blue riband and a place in the horticultural hall of fame.
by Times News ServiceThe new cave that was discovered by the Speleological Team of Oman.
184-193, National Speleological Society, Huntsville, AL, USA, 2000.
coordination with the Speleological Team of Oman have explored a