Definitions

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

  • noun The scientific study of the life and phenomena of fresh water, especially lakes and ponds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The scientific study of lakes and ponds, with especial reference to the organisms which live in them.

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

  • noun the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties.

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

  • noun The science concerning the biological, physical and geological properties of fresh water bodies, especially lakes and ponds.

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

  • noun the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties

Etymologies

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

[Greek limnē, lake + –logy.]

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From limno- + -logy.

Examples

  • The tempo of scientific investigation increased rapidly after 1938, with emphasis on specialized fields such as limnology, wildlife management, ecology, pedology and archeology.

    Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

  • I have to admit that when I saw the word, I thought it must have something to do with lakes from Greek λίμνη, as in 'limnology'.

    languagehat.com: THE PERILS OF A FANCY VOCABULARY.

  • Labels: limnology, New York Times, Zadie posted by John McGrath @ 5: 45 PM

    Limnology and Why I'm a Bad Blogger

  • His research interests range from ecology, limnology, biostatistics and modeling, through ecosystems functioning, global climate change, nitrogen and carbon cycling in temperate peatlands to taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda.

    Contributor: Leszek A. Bledzki

  • Ornithological research has been done since the 1950s and studies have since been carried out on vertebrate zoology, botany, ecology, plant ecology, entomology, limnology, geography, ethology, pesticides and diseases.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • Labels: limnology, New York Times, Zadie posted by John McGrath @ 5: 45 PM

    Limnology and Why I'm a Bad Blogger

  • He received a Ph.D. at Washington State University in 1976, with emphasis in limnology and ecosystem modeling.

    Contributor: James E. Cloern

  • Labels: limnology, New York Times, Zadie posted by John McGrath @ 5: 45 PM

    Limnology and Why I'm a Bad Blogger

  • This research, at the interface between biogeochemistry and community ecology, is conducted in continental aquatic ecosystems and marine ecosystems alike, thereby bridging limnology and oceanography.

    Contributor: Carlos M. Duarte

  • Labels: limnology, New York Times, Zadie posted by John McGrath @ 5: 45 PM

    Limnology and Why I'm a Bad Blogger

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