Pedology



[pi-dol-uh-jee] /pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi/

noun
1.
the science that deals with the study of soils.
[pi-dol-uh-jee] /pɪˈdɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the scientific study of the nature and development of children.
2.
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/pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
a US spelling of paedology
/pɪˈdɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils
n.

“scientific study of the soil,” 1924, from Greek pedon “ground, earth,” from PIE root *ped- (see foot (n.)) + -logy. Related: Pedological. Earlier it was a word for “the study of children” (1894), from pedo-.

pedology pe·dol·o·gy (pē-dŏl’ə-jē)
n.
The study of the physical, mental, and social development and characteristics of children.
pedology
(pĭ-dŏl’ə-jē)
The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and classification.

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