orology

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oro- +‎ -logy

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orology (uncountable)

  1. (geomorphology, obsolete, rare) The study or science of mountains and their formation.
    • 1810, Joseph Wilson, A History of Mountains: Geographical and Mineralogical:
      Their orology however is extremely indeterminate and obscure, and must remain so until the actual survey of experienced engineers shall reduce them to distinct chains or groups.

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