[gley-shee-ol-uh-jee, -see-] /ˌgleɪ ʃiˈɒl ə dʒi, -si-/

the branch of geology that deals with the nature, distribution, and action of and with their effect on the earth’s topography.
/ˌɡlæsɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌɡleɪ-/
the study of the distribution, character, and effects of glaciers

1856, from Latin glacies “ice” (see glacial) + -ology. Related: Glaciological; glaciologist.


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