science of the formation of the earth's crust

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  • geogeny — /jē ojˈə ni/ noun The science or theory of the formation of the earth s crust ORIGIN: ↑geo and ↑ geny …   Useful english dictionary

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  • 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

  • Causation and Formation — These words refer to causation, formation, origination, production, growth, development or generation. While this might seem like a pretty broad category, all of the words in the list derive from the single Greek word genesis, which can have all… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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  • -geny — comb. form forming nouns meaning mode of production or development of (anthropogeny; ontogeny; pathogeny). Etymology: F geacutenie (as GEN, Y(3)) * * * jənē, ni noun combining form ( es) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • ge|og|o|ny — «jee OG uh nee», noun. a theory or account of the origin of the earth. Also, geogeny. ╂[< geo + Greek goníā production] …   Useful english dictionary

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