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Thursday word: orology

orology (aw-ROL-uh-jee or oh-ROL-uh-jee) - n., the study of mountains.

Particularly the study of mountain formation, but also the branch of physical geography that deals with mountains -- and indeed, orography is the more common term for it (though that said, Wikipedia redirects the term to "mountain research"). But I prefer this one because it has the adjectival form orological. Coined in the late 18th century by traveller and historian John Talbot Dillon from Greek roots óros, mountain + -ology.

She plans to combine majors in physical geography and geology and become an orologist.

Tags: greek, noun, o, scientific

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