speleologist


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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speleologist - a person who explores cavesspeleologist - a person who explores caves    
explorer, adventurer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
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Translations
speleolog
luolatutkijaspeleologi
barlangkutatószpeleológus

speleologist

[ˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪst] Nespeleólogo/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

speleologist

[ˌspiːliˈɒlədʒɪst] nspéléologue mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

speleologist

nHöhlenkundler(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

speleologist

[ˌspilɪˈɒlədʒɪst] nspeleologo/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Speleologist Gabriel Lesinsky said that it is an unusual situation highlighted by unusual findings in the newly discovered sites"We discovered four new caves and we noted two great openings into new spaces in the discovered caves," he said as quoted by the TASR newswire.Unique in the history of Slovensky KrasIn a very short time, they succeeded in discovering findings of various kinds in several locations of Slovensky Kras, a unique situation in this area, he noted, adding that he does not remember anything like this in his career.
French speleologist and diver Frederic Swierczynski is the first man in history who went to the bottom of Red Lake near Imotski and succeeded, writes The Dubrovnik Times, quoted by Focus News Agency.A The dive was done yesterday and lasted for four hours.
This is a rare book collection by Spanish naturalist, entomologist and speleologist Joaquim Mateu (1921-2015) that his son, Giuliano Mateu, Thursday presented at an official ceremony held at the seat of the National Heritage Institute (INP).
A Nepal B Bhutan C Tibet D Kashmir QUESTION 10 - for 10 points: What is studied by a speleologist? A Caves B Languages C Fish D Glaciers QUESTION 11 - for 11 points: With which fashion designer is the miniskirt of the 1960s associated?
Anatoly Fokin, a Russian speleologist [a specialist in the study of caves], said: "In this cave we found the footprints and some hair of a Bigfoot.
The first four were located by a French-sponsored caving expedition to the Passismanua area in 2001, during which Roman Hapka (2009), a speleologist with archaeological training made observations on the presence of chert seams and artefacts in several caves.
In the work, diviners come in many forms: from fissures in the Arctic ice and plankton in a Nansen bottle, to the French speleologist Michel Siffre, who is known for his studies in the field of human chronobiology and explorations of what happens when the organic patterns of life move Beyond Time (to cite the title of his first book, first published in 1963 as Hors du temps).
Instead they've seen no wide players brought in (if Bolo Zenden's a winger I'm a speleologist), no cover for a shaky central defence, the most prolific striker sold (Milan Baros) leaving three strikers with questionable Premiership scoring potential - one of them, Djibril Cisse, has had his confidence shattered by attempts to flog him.
with flakes of worked flint of poor quality, some fragments of reindeer horns and many pieces of conifer charcoal ..." recalled speleologist Abbe Breuil about the initial opening to Lascaux (7).
What is merely a small crack to a speleologist is a network of immense galleries to most troglobionts.
The writer's task is to exhume her people's history like a speleologist (Fantasia, 91/77), using fiction to flesh out "la plate sobriete du compte-rendu" (the flat restraint of a military report; 15).