Definitions

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

  • noun The description and classification of rocks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of writing or inscribing on stone.
  • noun The study of rocks; lithology; petrology.

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

  • noun The art of writing on stone.
  • noun The scientific description of rocks; that department of science which investigates the constitution of rocks; petrology.

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

  • noun petrology the branch of petrology that deals with the scientific description and classification of rocks
  • noun The art of writing on stone.

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Examples

  • As the BBC reports, Robert Ixer of the University of Leicester and Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales pinpointed the source to within 230 feet and did so by "detailing the mineral content and the textural relationships within the rock, a process known as petrography."

    News

  • As the BBC reports, Robert Ixer of the University of Leicester and Richard Bevins of the National Museum of Wales pinpointed the source to within 230 feet and did so by "detailing the mineral content and the textural relationships within the rock, a process known as petrography."

    News

  • By detailing the mineral content and the textural relationships within the rock, a process known as petrography, they found that 99% of the samples could be matched to rocks found in this particular set of outcrops.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • By detailing the mineral content and the textural relationships within the rock, a process known as petrography, they found that 99% of the samples could be matched to rocks found in this particular set of outcrops.

    BBC News - Home

  • Oh, that one's a P.Geo - a professional geologist - is can log drill holes, update and construct geological models, they are experts in igneous and metamorphic petrology and petrography, hydrogeology, sedimentolgoy and structural geology.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The geomorphology of the area reflects its geological constitution, in particular its petrography and tectonic structure.

    Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, Switzerland

  • Geology, petrography, and geochemistry of the volcanic islands of Tonga.

    Tongan tropical moist forests

  • Oh, that one's a P.Geo - a professional geologist - is can log drill holes, update and construct geological models, they are experts in igneous and metamorphic petrology and petrography, hydrogeology, sedimentolgoy and structural geology.

    geologist monkeys

  • These are splendid specimens that give us a peek at some awesomely fragile organisms, and modern technology helps by giving us new tools, like x-ray computed tomography (CT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thin-section petrography, synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM), and computer-aided visualization, that allow us to dig into the fine detail inside these delicate specimens and display and manipulate the data.

    The Panda's Thumb: October 2006 Archives

  • These are splendid specimens that give us a peek at some awesomely fragile organisms, and modern technology helps by giving us new tools, like x-ray computed tomography (CT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thin-section petrography, synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM), and computer-aided visualization, that allow us to dig into the fine detail inside these delicate specimens and display and manipulate the data.

    Dissecting embryos from half a billion years ago - The Panda's Thumb

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  • While some study subjects that bleed

    Or classify flower and weed,

    Petrography suits

    More disciplined troops

    For rocks are hard science indeed.

    February 25, 2018