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potamology Line breaks: pot¦am|ology
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒtəˈmɒlədʒi/

Definition of potamology in English:


[mass noun] Geography
The study of rivers.
Example sentences
  • A geochemical potamology has developed over the last decades and we now more fully understand the critical questions that have to be solved.
  • Not that I was inspired to go off and pursue a career in potamology, but the Leopold-Langbein theory of meanders was an eye-opener all the same.


Early 19th century: from Greek potamos 'river' + -logy.

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