from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Literally, knowledge of the earth: a geological term variously used.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That part of geology which treats of the materials of the earth's structure, and its general exterior and interior constitution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The geological study of the Earth's structure and composition.


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The term was coined by Abraham Gottlob Werner.



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  • from Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus"

    January 11, 2009

  • A worm is indifferent to poesy;

    His interests are mundane and prosy,

    But he will be furious

    If you call him incurious,

    Ignoring his deep geognosy.

    October 1, 2015