Definition of Spelaeology

1. Noun. The scientific study of caves.

Exact synonyms: Speleology
Generic synonyms: Geology
Derivative terms: Spelaeologist, Speleologist



2. Noun. The pastime of exploring caves.
Exact synonyms: Speleology
Generic synonyms: Avocation, By-line, Hobby, Pursuit, Sideline, Spare-time Activity
Derivative terms: Spelaeologist, Speleologist

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spelaeology

speiring
speirings
speirs
speise
speises
speiskobalt
speiss
speisses
spek
spekboom
spekbooms
speke
speks
spelaean
spelaeologist
spelaeology (current term)
speld
spelded
spelder
speldered
spelders
speldin
spelding
speldings
speldins
speldrin
speldrins
spelds
spelean
spelencephaly

Literary usage of Spelaeology

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1. The Popular Science Monthly (1895)
"spelaeology is the name given by MEA Martel to the study of caves—a study which he regards as of much greater significance than has hitherto ..."

2. Report of the Sixth International Geographical Congress: Held in London, 1895 (1896)
"... and on the study of caves (spelaeology) by M. Martel. Comparative geography is a very important branch of our science ; and it enlists the historian in ..."

3. Bibliotheca Geographica by Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin (1898)
"Martel, EA, Abstract of Paper on spelaeology, the Science of Caverns. 6. Internat. G. Congress, London, 1895- Abstracts of Papers for to-day, Friday, ..."

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