Definition of geomorphology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌdʒiːə(ʊ)mɔːˈfɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The study of the physical features of the surface of the earth and their relation to its geological structures.
Example sentences
  • The western tip of the South Alkyonides Fault is exposed in the surface geology and geomorphology of the Perachora Peninsula.
  • Morphotectonics requires input from at least three branches of Earth science: geophysics, geology, and geomorphology.
  • The Zagros is an example of a young and active orogenic belt where geomorphology and seismicity provide invaluable constraints on the style of deformation, in ways not possible with ancient, inactive orogens.



Pronunciation: /ˌdʒiːə(ʊ)mɔːfəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Palaeoseismology is the study of prehistoric earthquakes using geological and geomorphological evidence.
  • Beginning in Early Miocene time, southward extrusion of the Greater Himalayan Slab has had a profound influence on the geological and geomorphological evolution of the Himalaya.
  • Yet the tectonic and geomorphological processes by which these margins continue to evolve long after sea-floor spreading is effected are not wholly evident.


Example sentences
  • Modern geomorphologists recognize that mountain-building is a geologically recent event.
  • In fact, the whole idea of paleosols was first developed by geomorphologists and soil scientists to explore soils in the Quaternary.
  • Hydrologists, biologists and geomorphologists are only now discovering many of the complex forces that shape the Mekong Basin.

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