Definition of Geognosy

1. n. That part of geology which treats of the materials of the earth's structure, and its general exterior and interior constitution.



Definition of Geognosy

1. Noun. The geological study of the Earth's structure and composition. ¹

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Definition of Geognosy

1. a branch of geology [n -SIES]

Medical Definition of Geognosy

1. That part of geology which treats of the materials of the earth's structure, and its general exterior and interior constitution. Origin: Gr, the earth + knowing, knowledge, fr. To know: cf. F. Geognosie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geognosy

geofences
geofluid
geofluids
geoforensics
geog
geogenies
geogeny
geoglyph
geoglyphs
geognosies
geognosis
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geognostic
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geognosy (current term)
geogonic
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geogonies
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geographer
geographers
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geographic area
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geographic expedition
geographic information science
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Literary usage of Geognosy

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1. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"f Text-books and Handbooks of geognosy and Geology.—The Text-books of Geology which appeared during the period between 1790 and 1820 showed an improvement ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"geognosy, already defined, may be treated under the topics atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphère. The Hydrosphere, including the waters of the oceans, ..."

3. Text-book of Geology by Archibald Geikie (1903)
"'geognosy. AN INVESTIGATION OF THE MATERIALS OF THE EARTH'S SUBSTANCE. ... This latter branch of inquiry is termed geognosy. Viewed in a broad way, ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"The geognosy of the Appalachians and the Origin of Crystalline Bocks. ADDRESS OF THOMAS STERRY HUNT, ON RETIRING FROM THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE ..."

5. Chemical and Geological Essays by Thomas Sterry Hunt (1875)
"THE geognosy OF THE APPALACHIANS AND THE ORIGIN OF CRYSTALLINE ROCKS. The following address was delivered on retiring from the office of president of the ..."

6. History of Geology and Palaeontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1914)
"Text-books and Handbooks of geognosy and Geology.—The Text-books of Geology which appeared during the period between 1790 and 1820 showed an improvement on ..."

7. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"geognosy. The constitution of the earth.—Turning from its external relations to the earth itself, a natural threefold division is presented: (1) the ..."

8. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"geognosy. The constitution of the earth.—Turning from its external relations to the earth itself, a natural threefold division is presented: (1) the ..."

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