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Meaning of "geophysics" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GEOPHYSICS

geophysics  [ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪks] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GEOPHYSICS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Geophysics is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GEOPHYSICS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

geophysics

Geophysics

Geophysics /dʒiːoʊfɪzɪks/ is the physics of the Earth and its environment in space; also the study of the Earth using quantitative physical methods. The term geophysics sometimes refers only to the geological applications: Earth's shape; its gravitational and magnetic fields; its internal structure and composition; its dynamics and their surface expression in plate tectonics, the generation of magmas, volcanism and rock formation. However, modern geophysics organizations use a broader definition that includes the hydrological cycle including snow and ice; fluid dynamics of the oceans and the atmosphere; electricity and magnetism in the ionosphere and magnetosphere and solar-terrestrial relations; and analogous problems associated with the Moon and other planets. Although geophysics was only recognized as a separate discipline in the 19th century, its origins go back to ancient history. The first magnetic compasses were lodestones, appearing in written records, found in early surviving descriptions from China, India and Greece, with a modern magnetic compass dating back to the fourth century BC and the first seismoscope was built in 132 BC.

Definition of geophysics in the English dictionary

The definition of geophysics in the dictionary is the study of the earth's physical properties and of the physical processes acting upon, above, and within the earth. It includes seismology, geomagnetism, meteorology, and oceanography.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GEOPHYSICS


astrophysics
ˌæstrəʊˈfɪzɪks
attophysics
ˈætəʊˌfɪzɪks
biophysics
ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪks
cryophysics
ˌkraɪəʊˈfɪzɪks
macrophysics
ˌmækrəʊˈfɪzɪks
metaphysics
ˌmɛtəˈfɪzɪks
microphysics
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈfɪzɪks
nanophysics
ˈnænəʊˌfɪzɪks
pataphysics
ˈpætəˌfɪzɪks
petrophysics
ˌpetrəʊˈfɪzɪks
physics
ˈfɪzɪks
psychophysics
ˌsaɪkəʊˈfɪzɪks

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GEOPHYSICS

geophagia
geophagism
geophagist
geophagous
geophagy
geophilic
geophilous
geophone
geophysical
geophysically
geophysicist
geophyte
geophytic
geopolitical
geopolitically
geopolitician
geopolitics
geoponic
geoponical
geoponics

WORDS THAT END LIKE GEOPHYSICS

atomic physics
basics
classics
descriptive metaphysics
forensics
health physics
high-energy physics
kinesics
nuclear physics
particle physics
solid-state physics
the classics
theoretical physics
to get back to basics

Synonyms and antonyms of geophysics in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «geophysics» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GEOPHYSICS

Find out the translation of geophysics to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of geophysics from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «geophysics» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地球物理
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

geofísica
570 millions of speakers

English

geophysics
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भूभौतिकी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الجيوفيزياء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

геофизика
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

geofísica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভূপ্রকৃতিবিদ্যা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

géophysique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Geofizik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geophysik
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地球物理学
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지구 물리학
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Geofisika
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

địa chất học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புவியீர்ப்பு விசை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भूभौतिकशास्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

jeofizik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

geofisica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

geofizyka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

геофізика
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

geofizica
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γεωφυσική
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geofisika
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

geofysik
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

geofysikk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of geophysics

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GEOPHYSICS»

The term «geophysics» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.857 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GEOPHYSICS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about geophysics

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GEOPHYSICS»

Discover the use of geophysics in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to geophysics and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Fundamentals of Geophysics
This second edition of Fundamentals of Geophysics has been completely revised and updated, and is the ideal geophysics textbook for undergraduate students of geoscience with an introductory level of knowledge in physics and mathematics.
William Lowrie, 2007
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Applied Geophysics
This is the revised and updated version of an established textbook.
William Murray Telford, W. M. Telford, Robert E. Sheriff, 1990
3
Environmental and Engineering Geophysics
This advanced undergraduate textbook comprehensively describes principal geophysical surveying techniques for environmental and engineering problems.
Prem V. Sharma, 1997
4
Time Sequence Analysis in Geophysics
Providing an up-to-date treatment on time series and time sequence, this book is intended for senior or graduate students in seismology, geomagnetism and exploratory geophysics.
E. R. Kanasewich, 1981
5
52 Things You Should Know about Geophysics
There is something for every subsurface professional in these fifty-two short essays by more than three dozen petroleum geoscientists.
Matt Hall, Evan Bianco, 2012
6
Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics
Now in a greatly expanded second edition, this book relates fractals and chaos to a variety of geological and geophysical applications and introduces the fundamental concepts of fractal geometry and chaotic dynamics.
Donald L. Turcotte, 1997
7
Field Geophysics
This has become the standard text in this area for use in the field and the experience of the two authors will ensure the book retains its place as one of the most popular handbooks in applied geophysics.
John J. Milsom, Asger Eriksen, 2011
8
Exploration Geophysics
This introduction to Exploration Geophysics explains in simple language all the terms used in the industry.
Mamdouh R. Gadallah, Ray Fisher, Ray L. Fisher, 2008
9
Wavelets in Geophysics
In this fourth volume in the renown WAVELET ANALYSIS AND ITS APPLICATIONS Series, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou and Praveen Kumar begin with a self-contained overview of the nature, power, and scope of wavelet transforms.
Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Praveen Kumar, 1994
10
Electromagnetic Methods in Applied Geophysics
As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M. C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love.
Misac N. Nabighian, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GEOPHYSICS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term geophysics is used in the context of the following news items.
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New Horizons Probe Focuses on Pluto's Moon Charon ... and Vader …
"This is the first clear evidence of faulting and surface disruption on Charon," McKinnon, who's on New Horizons' geology and geophysics ... «NBCNews.com, Jul 15»
2
Investigators still probing mysterious occurrence at RI beach
John E. Ebel, senior research scientist at the Weston Observatory and professor of geophysics at Boston College, said the explosion has him ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
3
Australian Prime Minister Wants to Block $10 Billion Investment in …
Andrei's background is in geophysics, and he published his first scientific ... his main focus is on how geology and geophysics can be applied to ... «ZME Science, Jul 15»
4
Riau warned about drought, hot temperatures
The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency's (BMKG) Pekanbaru station has predicted that the prolonged drought currently hitting ... «Jakarta Post, Jul 15»
5
Bolivia To Send 36 YPFB Specialists To Train in France
... in integrated subsurface characterization (quantitative geophysics), petrophysics and assessment of formation, reservoir and geosciences. «Prensa Latina, Jul 15»
6
Planes unable to land in
Citing information from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), the general manager of state-owned airport operator ... «Jakarta Post, Jul 15»
7
Study Analyses What Happens To Rain Water
Good is a research assistant professor and Bowen is an associate professor of geology and geophysics at the University of Utah. «reportingclimatescience.com, Jul 15»
8
Alaska sea ice shows effect of climate change
“That's quite a big difference in such a short time,” said Andy Mahoney, a professor of geophysics who oversees the team's research at the ... «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
9
Moderate quake strikes off eastern Indonesia
... An earthquake measuring 5.6 Richter scale rocked eastern parts of Indonesia on Sunday, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency reported ... «Shanghai Daily, Jul 15»
10
Volcanic ash prompts closure of Bali airport and three others in …
The decision to close the airports was taken on advice from Indonesia's climatology, meteorology and geophysics agency, said Ida Bagus ... «CNN, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Geophysics [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/geophysics>. Nov 2019 ».
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