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geodesy the science concerned with measuring the size, shape, area, and curvature of the entire earth or of large parts of it and with locating specific geographical points.
geodetic of, pertaining to, or determined by geodesy. [2 definitions]
Geoffrey Chaucer an English poet (b.1340?--d.1400).
geographer one who studies, researches, or maps the earth's surface as a profession.
geographical of or concerning geography. [2 definitions]
geography the science of the earth's surface, including its physical features, climate, resident populations, political divisions, agriculture, natural resources, and the like. [2 definitions]
geologic of, pertaining to, or according to geology.
geological of or pertaining to the makeup of the earth or to its history. [2 definitions]
geologist one who studies or works professionally in the field of geology, or earth science.
geology the study of the physical structure, composition and development of the earth or other solid astronomical bodies, esp. with regard to rocks and land forms. [2 definitions]
geomagnetism the earth's magnetic properties. [2 definitions]
geometric of or concerning geometry. [2 definitions]
geometric progression a sequence of terms, such as 1, 4, 16, 64, 256, in which the ratio of each term to its predecessor is always the same.
geometrid of, pertaining to, or belonging to a family of broad-winged moths, the larvae of which are called measuring worms. [2 definitions]
geometry the mathematical study of planar or spatial objects such as points, lines, planes, and solid figures. [3 definitions]
geomorphology the study of the origin, development, and configuration of topographic forms.
geophagy the practice of eating earthy matter such as clay or chalk, as during a famine or as a symptom of mental illness.
geophone a sensitive electronic receiver designed to detect seismic vibrations.
geophysics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of physics that deals with matters relevant to geology and includes oceanography, meteorology, seismology, and the like.
geopolitics (used with a sing. verb) the study of the political and economic relationships among nations.
George Bernard Shaw an Irish-born British playwright and critic (b.1856--d.1950).