Glossary of Geology (American Geosciences Institute)

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Description The online Glossary provides access to the more than 39,000 glossary entries contained in the Fifth Edition of the print Glossary. In addition to the 13,000 updated entries that appeared in the Fifth Edition, more than 1,100 changes, deletions and additions have been made to the online version since the publication of the print edition -- making the online Glossary even more up-to-date. Users can learn the difference between look-alike pairs, such as sylvanite (a mineral) and sylvinite (a rock); the origin of terms; the meaning of abbreviations and acronyms common in the geoscience vocabulary; the dates many terms were first used; the meaning of certain prefixes; and the preferred term of two or more synonyms. Many Glossary entries contain a syllabification guide and background information. The online Glossary is searchable using terms, words within terms or definitions, categories and Spanish-language equivalents. Search fields may also be combined or may be browsed alphabetically.
Subjects Earth and Ocean Sciences
Publisher American Geosciences Institute
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