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geophysics

ge·o·phys·ics

geophysics

pronunciation:
ji fI zihks
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the branch of physics that deals with matters relevant to geology and includes oceanography, meteorology, seismology, and the like.
derivations: geophysical (adj.), geophysicist (n.)
Word Parts
The word geophysics contains the following parts:
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology