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

  • noun The study of rock strata, especially the distribution, deposition, and age of sedimentary rocks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geology, order and position of the stratified groups; all that part of geological science which is not specially theoretical or paleontological; general descriptive geology.

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

  • noun That branch of geology which treats of the arrangement and succession of strata.

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

  • noun geology The study of rock layers and the layering process (stratification).
  • noun archaeology the layering of deposits, with newer remains overlaying older ones, forming a chronology of the site.

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

  • noun the branch of geology that studies the arrangement and succession of strata

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