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Definition of the noun petrology

What does petrology mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: petrologies

  1. the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification
    • example: Geology is divided into various branches such as mineralogy, petrology, and physical geology.
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonym of petrology: lithology
    • more generic words: geomorphology / morphology = the branch of geology that studies the characteristics and configuration and evolution of rocks and land forms

Alternative definition of the noun petrology

noun

  1. [geology] the study of the origin, composition and structure of rock

Explanation

Petrology is the branch of geology that studies the origin, composition, distribution and structure of rocks.

  • also known as 岩石学

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Google previewApplied Coal Petrology (2008)

The Role of Petrology in Coal Utilization by Isabel Suárez-Ruiz, John C. Crelling

Because coal is a complex rock, coal petrology is a broader subject than merely the simple study of its organic constituents,

Google previewOres and Metals (1907)

Petrology is a laboratory science. Among penologists there is not a complete agreement upon rock names. Various elaborate systems of classification and nomenclature have been devised, but none has gained general acceptance. Precision ...

Google previewAdvances in Interpretation of Geological Processes (2010)

Refinement of Multi-scale Data and Integration in Numerical Modelling by Maria Iole Spalla, Anna Maria Marotta, Guido Gosso

Conclusions An observation that is important not only for biology but also for petrology is that planet Earth contains liquid water in its uppermost layer. The role of water is vastly dominant in terrestrial geology, especially in comparison with ...

Google previewGranitoid Rocks (1992)

by D.B. Clarke

Overview One of the great accomplishments of experimental petrology is the role it played in establishing the primacy of a magmatic origin for granitoids over the rival transformationist (metasomatic) theory (Bo wen, ...

Google previewPetrology, Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Igneous petrology is the study of igneous rock, those that are formed from magma. Igneous petrology is as a branch of geology closely related to ...

Google previewTsunamis: Threats And Management (2009)

by Jagbir Singh

Petrology is the scientific study of rocks. Rock Cycle - The rock cycle decribes the relationship between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. James Hutton (1727-1797) first developed the concept of the rock cycle. Runoff - Runoff is ...

Google previewAggregates in Concrete (2010)

by Mark Alexander, Sidney Mindess

Petrology is the science of rocks, while petrography refers to the methods and techniques of examination and analysis of rocks and rock-forming minerals. Petrography is an indispensable part of modern concrete science and technology .

Google previewThe Handy Science Answer Book (2011)

Petrology is the science of rocks. A petrologist is a person who studies the mineralogy of rocks and the record of the geological past contained within rocks. From rocks, a petrologist can learn about past climates and geography, past and ...

Google previewThe Principles of PETROLOGY (2012)

An Introduction to the Science of Rocks by G.W. Tyrrell

Broadly speaking, petrology is the application of the principles of physical chemistry to the study of naturallyoccurring earth materials, and may therefore be regarded as the natural history branch of physical chemistry. Viewed thus, petrology is ...

Google previewMars (2006)

by Linda T. Elkins-Tanton

In geoscience departments all over the world scientists are also divided this way, defined as geophysicists, or geochemists and petrologists (petrology is the study of minerals and rocks).

Google previewNelson's Encyclopaedia (1907)

Everybody's Book of Reference ...

Petrology ment and Uses (1895); Veith and Hoefer's Petroleum: its History, Occurrence, etc.

Petrology, PETRoGRAPHY, or LITHology, the science of rocks , a branch of §§ which has many relations with the cognate science of mineralogy .

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

The terms petrography, petrology, and lithology were all originally used for the science of rocks without precise dennitiou applicable under present conditions. Each has been used in a broad sense for the science of rocks as earth masses and, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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Google previewWINSTON'S CUMULATIVE LOOSE-LEAF ENCYCLOPEDIA A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE BOOK (1921)

Petrology. Petty. considerable size soon sprang up in the licentiousness, of which only fragments oil district, railways were constructed, have been preserved, immense reservoirs were made, and long PetrODavloVSk (pye-tro-pav'lofsk), lines ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1922)

A Comprehensive Reference Work by Thomas Edward Finegan

Petrology. Petty. considerable size soon sprang up in the licentiousness, of which only fragments oii district, railways were constructed, have been preserved. immense reservoirs were made, and long PetrODavloVsk ( Pye - tro-paVlof sk ) ...

Google previewWINSTON'S CUMULATIVE LOOSE-LEAF ENCYCLOPEDIA A COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE WORK (1922)

Petrology. Petty. considerable size soon sprang up in the licentiousness, of which only fragments oil district, railways were constructed, have been preserved. immense reservoirs were made, and long Ppf rODSLVloVSk ( Pye-trS-paVlofsk), ...

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