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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The physics of the earth and its environment, including the physics of fields such as meteorology, oceanography, and seismology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A branch of earth science dealing with the physical processes and phenomena occurring in the earth and in its vicinity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A branch of geology that uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Physics of the earth: same as physiography.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth

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