Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The scientific study of the properties, distribution, and effects of water on the earth's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of water, its properties, phenomena, and laws, its distribution over the earth's surface, etc.

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

  • noun The science of water, its properties, phenomena, and distribution over the earth's surface.

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  • noun The science of the properties, distribution, and effects of water on a planet's surface, in the soil and underlying rocks, and in the atmosphere

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

  • noun the branch of geology that studies water on the earth and in the atmosphere: its distribution and uses and conservation

Etymologies

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hydro- + -ology

Examples

  • So instead of being buried in concrete, excised from the daily life of the city and only experienced by municipal workers, urban hydrology is visibly, even prominently, incorporated into the surface fabric of the city.

    Turning Rainwater Into a Playground

  • For a Chicago-based blog with an extraordinarily abnormal interest in hydrology, hydroengineering and hydropolitics, this is downright criminally negligent.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • For a Chicago-based blog with an extraordinarily abnormal interest in hydrology, hydroengineering and hydropolitics, this is downright criminally negligent.

    Dispatches from a Post-Water Chicago

  • I also asked him about my theory that site effects depend mostly on hydrology, which is what we are finding here at Fox Run (water-retentive soils make better grapes in dry years, while well-drained soils make better wine in wet years – keep in mind that these are non irrigated vineyards).

    TasteCamp 2009: An Interview with Nick Gorevic

  • Other than that, he's taken some post-graduate courses in hydrology.

    Dumbest quote

  • Snyder said the corps is updating two components for its analysis: hydrology, which is the amount of water at each location, and hydraulics, which is how water moves through the river system.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • Snyder said the corps is updating two components for its analysis: hydrology, which is the amount of water at each location, and hydraulics, which is how water moves through the river system.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • Snyder said the corps is updating two components for its analysis: hydrology, which is the amount of water at each location, and hydraulics, which is how water moves through the river system.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • Snyder said the corps is updating two components for its analysis: hydrology, which is the amount of water at each location, and hydraulics, which is how water moves through the river system.

    Homepage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

  • The AGU hydrology group has over 6,000 members who call hydrology their primary field.

    CommonDreams.org Headlines

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