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geotechnics

Line breaks: geo|tech¦nics
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒiːəʊˈtɛknɪks
 
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Definition of geotechnics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of civil engineering concerned with the study and modification of soil and rocks.
Example sentences
  • Further detailed studies were carried out under the following headings: socio-economic issues, agriculture, archaeology and heritage, engineering, flora and fauna, geotechnics, landscape and traffic.

Derivatives

geotechnic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The geotechnic parameters of particular significance for terrain characterization may be indicated by the user.
  • This is a kind of late-model high-strength geotechnic synthetic material popular presently at home and abroad.

geotechnical

2
adjective
Example sentences
  • The geotechnical engineer makes a judgment and recommends the foundation type based on subsurface conditions, local availability, contractor preference, and the engineer's experience.
  • Permeability characteristics of fractured and intact rocks under elevated compressive stress are important in many geotechnical engineering applications.
  • The dense urban setting forced the geotechnical engineers to rely heavily on historical information in preparing geotechnical reports for the sites.

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