n. the science of the nature and composition of rocks.
lithological adj.

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  • Lithology — Li*thol o*gy, n. [Litho + logy: cf. F. lithologie.] 1. The science which treats of rocks, as regards their mineral constitution and classification, and their mode of occurrence in nature. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) A treatise on stones found in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lithology — study of rock formation, 1716, from Mod.L. lithologia, from LITHO (Cf. litho ) + logia (see LOGY (Cf. logy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lithology — [li thäl′ə jē] n. [ LITHO + LOGY] 1. the scientific study of rocks, usually with the unaided eye or with little magnification 2. loosely the structure and composition of a rock formation lithologic [lith΄ə läj′ik] adj. lithological lithologically …   English World dictionary

  • lithology — litologija statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Geologijos šaka, tirianti nuosėdas ir nuosėdines uolienas. atitikmenys: angl. lithology rus. литология …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • lithology — noun (plural gies) Date: 1716 1. the study of rocks 2. the character of a rock formation; also a rock formation having a particular set of characteristics • lithologic or lithological adjective • lithologically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lithology — lithologic /lith euh loj ik/, lithological, adj. lithologically, adv. /li thol euh jee/, n. 1. Geol. a. (loosely) petrology. b. the physical characteristics of a rock or stratigraphic unit. 2 …   Universalium

  • lithology — noun a) The study of rocks, with particular emphasis on their description and classification. b) The general composition of a rock or rock sequence …   Wiktionary

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  • lithology — study of rocks Sciences and Studies Stones and Rocks …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • lithology — n. scientific study of the composition and nature of stones and rocks (Mineralogy); study of calculi in the human body (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lithology — [lɪ θɒlədʒi] noun the study of the physical characteristics of rocks. Derivatives lithologic adjective lithological adjective lithologically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

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