Definitions

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

  • n. The scientific study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.

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  • n. The study of volcanoes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The scientific study of volcanic phenomena. Also vulcanology.

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

  • n. the branch of geology that studies volcanoes

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Examples

  • Between yet even more work, he wants to hit the golf links more often, and when he finishes his next book, Help Yourself For Teens, he'd like to get a degree in volcanology, learn to play the piano, and after that, who knows?

    The Self-Made Man Behind the Marvel

  • Contains mixture of animation, graphics, historic and present-day footage to explain Hawaiian volcanology (25 minutes).

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  • Magma Cum Laude is written by Jessica, a soon-to-be graduate student in volcanology.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • IVHHN consists of experts and correspondents working in diverse scientific disciplines, such as volcanology, epideminology, toxicology, public health and physical chemistry.

    Volcanic Ash -- Effects on Health and Mitigation Strategies

  • And oddly some scientific fields such as volcanology and glaciology, will benifit from much lower cost systems for a given level of accuracy.

    Schneier on Security

  • "Damage is possible in areas hit by at least intensity 5 and if the buildings are structurally weak," said Renato Solidum, head of the volcanology and seismology institute.

    Tsunami watch after Philippines earthquake

  • Through combinations of freshly shot documentary film, archival volcanology footage and crystalline abstract animation, their installations reveal a back-of-beyond world lying, as they put it, somewhere "between science fiction and science fact".

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The volcanology institute in Catania, eastern Sicily, said Thursday that a two-hour eruption overnight sent a little stream of lava down the eastern slope of the mountain.

    Mount Etna comes back to life with brief eruption

  • Next, my Columbia Encyclopedia gave me a short course in volcanology and a brief history of Iceland, too.

    Kenneth Hartman: Reading In Prison: Why I Need To Know

  • "It happened so fast," said Surono, the director of the volcanology and mitigation agency.

    Indonesia Volcano 2010: Mount Karangetang Erupts (VIDEO)

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