1 the science of the earth, including the composition, structure, and origin of its rocks.
2 this science applied to any other planet or celestial body.
3 the geological features of a district.
geologic adj. geological adj. geologically adv. geologist n. geologize v.tr. & intr. (also -ise).
mod.L geologia (as GEO-, -LOGY)
n. The science of the earth's crust -- to which, doubtless,
will be added that of its interior whenever a man shall come up
garrulous out of a well. The geological formations of the globe
already noted are catalogued thus: The Primary, or lower one,
consists of rocks, bones or mired mules, gas-pipes, miners' tools,
antique statues minus the nose, Spanish doubloons and ancestors. The
Secondary is largely made up of red worms and moles. The Tertiary
comprises railway tracks, patent pavements, grass, snakes, mouldy
boots, beer bottles, tomato cans, intoxicated citizens, garbage,
anarchists, snap-dogs and fools.
, crystallography, dynamic geology
, geodesy, geodetics, geodynamics, geognosy, geographics, geography, geological chemistry, geological engineering, geomorphogeny, geomorphology, geophysics, geoscopy, geotectonic geology
, historical geology
, hydrogeology, mineralogical chemistry, mineralogy, mining engineering, mining geology
, paleontological geology
, pedology, petrochemistry, petrography, petrology, physical geography, physical geology
, physiographic geology
, physiography, soil mechanics, soil science, stratigraphic geology
inorganization, mineral world, mineral kingdom, unorganized matter, inorganic matter, brute matter, inanimate matter, mineralogy, geology
, geognosy, geoscopy, metallurgy, metallography, lithology, oryctology, oryctography, inorganic, inanimate, inorganized, lithoidal, azoic, mineral.