Geophysical



[jee-oh-fiz-iks] /ˌdʒi oʊˈfɪz ɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of geology that deals with the of the earth and its atmosphere, including oceanography, seismology, volcanology, and geomagnetism.
/ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to geophysics
/ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of the earth’s physical properties and of the physical processes acting upon, above, and within the earth. It includes seismology, geomagnetism, meteorology, and oceanography
adj.

1888, from geo- “earth” + physical (adj.).
n.

1889, from geo- + physics.
geophysics
(jē’ō-fĭz’ĭks)
The scientific study of the physical characteristics of the Earth, including its hydrosphere and atmosphere, and of the Earth’s relationship to the rest of the universe.

The science devoted to the study of the physical properties and processes of geological phenomena, including fields such as meteorology, oceanography, and seismology.

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