noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1889 a branch of earth science dealing with the physical processes and phenomena occurring especially in the earth and in its vicinity • geophysical adjectivegeophysically adverbgeophysicist noun

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