geogony


geogony
study of formation of the earth

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  • Geogony — Ge*og o*ny, n. [Gr. ge a, gh^, the earth + ? generation, birth, fr. the root of ? to be born: cf. F. g[ e]ogonie.] The branch of science which treats of the formation of the earth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geogony — (or Geogeny) is an antiquated term used to refer to the, at the time, speculative science of the Earth s formation and history. The term was used in Elementary Geology an early geology book by Edward Hitchcock, eighth edition published in New… …   Wikipedia

  • geogony — ge·og·o·ny …   English syllables

  • geogony —   n. theory or study of formation of the earth.    ♦ geogonic(al), a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • geogony — jēˈägənē noun ( es) Etymology: ge + gony : a science or a theory of the formation of the earth …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geogonic — Ge o*gon ic, Geogonical Ge o*gon ic*al, a. [Cf. F. g[ e]ogonique.] Of or pertaining to geogony, or to the formation of the earth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geogonical — Geogonic Ge o*gon ic, Geogonical Ge o*gon ic*al, a. [Cf. F. g[ e]ogonique.] Of or pertaining to geogony, or to the formation of the earth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • ge|o|gon|ic — «JEE uh GON ihk», adjective. of or having to do with geogony …   Useful english dictionary


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