geology terms

-cene
abandoned
ablation
ablative
abrasion
abrasion platform
abrasive
abstraction
abyssal
abyssal rock
abyssolith
Acadian
Acadian epoch
accelerogram
accelerograph
accident
accretion
accretionary wedge
achondritic
active volcano
aeolian
aeolianite
affinity
agglomerate
aggradation
aggradational
aggressivity
allochthonous
allocycle
allogenic
allotriomorph
allotriomorphic
alternant
amphibole
amphibolite
amygdale
amygdule
anastomosing
anatexis
andesite
angular unconformity
anorthosite
antecedence
anticenter
anticlinal
anticline
anticlinorium
antiform
apatitic
aphanite
aphanitic
aphantic
aplite
apophysis
aquiferous
Archaean
arenaceous
arête
argillite
arkose
aseismic
asperity
assise
asthenosphere
asthenospheric
astrobleme
Australia
authigenic
autochthon
autochthonous
automorphic
backarc
backshore
backshot
backstepping
basanite
basset
batholith
bed
bedding
bedding plane
bedform
bedload
bench
Benioff zone
bergshrund
bioclast
bioclastic
biofacies
bioherm
biomineral
biostrome
bioturbation
biozone
bituminous sand
black shale
bleb
blind thrust fault
blivet
blowout
blueschist
body wave
bog iron
bog iron ore
bonebed
boss
boulder
brash
brecciated
brecciation
buckling
calcarenite
calcite
calp
Calymmian
Cambrian
capping
caprock
carbonatic
carbonatite
carbonatization
Carboniferous
carbonification
cataclysm
catastrophism
cavus
cementation
Cenozoic
centrosphere
chalkface
channel coal
chemical lithosphere
chondritic
chott
chron
chronosequence
chronostratigraphy
chronozone
cinders
cinerite
circumdenudation
cirque
Cisuralian
clast
clay
claypan
claystone
clint
coal bed
coal seam
coalification
cobble
coda
colloid
colluvium
conchiferous
concretionary
cone-in-cone
congelifract
congeliturbation
conglomerate
conglomeratic
connate
contact metamorphism
continental drift
continental slope
copper ore
coprogenous
coquina
corallian
corer
cornbrash
corrade
coulee
country rock
crag
crater
crater lake
creep
creepmeter
Cretaceous
crust
cryoconite
Cryogenian
cryostatic
cryoturbation
cryptomaria
crystallogenesis
cutan
cyclopel
cyclostratigraphy
cyclothem
cymatogeny
dacite
debris
decarbonatization
degradation
degradational
dendrogeomorphology
denudation
denudational
depocenter
desert pavement
desert varnish
detrital
deuterogenic
Devonian
dextral fault
diabase
diachronous
diaclasis
diagenesis
diagenetic
diamictite
diapir
diasporic
diastem
diastrophism
diatomite
diatreme
dike
diluviation
diluvium
dimorphism
diorite
diorite-plagiogranitic
dip
directivity
disconformity
discontinuity
discordant
disintegration
dislocation
dolerite
dolomitic
dolomitization
dolomitized
dolostone
dormant volcano
dorsum
downdip
downfault
downfold
downsection
downthrow
downthrown
downwarp
dripstone
dropstone
Dryas
drystone
duned
earth pillar
earth tremor
eclogite
eclogitized
Ectasian
Ediacaran
efflorescence
egressive
eminence
emplacement
endogenic
endomorphism
entisol
Eoarchean
Eocene
eon
ephemeral lake
epigenesis
epirelief
epithermal
era
erratic
eruption column
eruptive
eskar
estuarine
eucrite
exogenic
exolve
exoscopy
exsolution
extrusive
facies
fahlband
fault gouge
fault line
fault plane
fault trace
felsite
Fennoscandia
ferritization
ferropericlase
field
fire fountain
fissile
fissility
flag
flowstone
flowtop
fluorian
fluorous
fluviation
fluvioglacial
fluviomarine
Flysch
flysch
focal depth
foiba
fold
folded mountain
folding
foliate
footwall
foralite
forearc
foreland
foreset
foreshock
foreshot
formation
fossa
fracture
fragmental
fragmentary
fucoidal
Furongian
gabbro
gabbroid
geanticlinal
gelifraction
geochronometry
geohydrology
geoisotherm
geolithological
geologic joint
geopedology
geosynclinal
geosyncline
Glacial
glacial drift
glacially
glacier
glaciomarine
glaciotectonism
globuliferous
glyptogenesis
gneiss
gneissic
gneissoid
gneissose
gossan
graben
granitiform
granoblastic
granodioritic
granule
granulometry
grauwacke
gravimetric
gravimetrically
greensand
greisen
greywacke
grit
ground failure
groundmass
group
Guadalupian
hade
Hadean
Hadean time
halfspace
hanging wall
hardground
harmonic tremor
hawaiite
headwall
headward
helminthite
hiatus
highstand
hogback
Holocene
holohyaline
hoodoo
horizon
horizontal sorting
hornito
horst
howardite
Huronian
hyaloclastite
hydraulic conductivity
hydrofracture
hydrolaccolith
hydrothermal
hydrothermalism
hydrovolcanic
hypocentral
hypocentre
hypogene
hypohyaline
hyporelief
hypozoic
Iapetus
ice scour
iceway
idocrase
igneous
igneous rock
ignimbrite
illuviation
illuvium
imbrication
impact crater
impregnation
inceptisol
incumbent
indochinite
ingressive
intensity
interbed
interbedded
intercalated
intercalation
intercolline
interdepositional
intereruptive
interfinger
interflow
interfluve
interlayered
intermittent lake
interstadial
interstratification
interstratify
intraclast
intraplate
intratelluric
intruded
intrusion
intrusive
inwash
iron meteorite
ironshot
isochore
isochron
isocline
isograd
isopach
isoseismal
isostasy
IUGS
joint
Jura-Triassic
Jurassic
kamacite
kame
karst
karstification
katamorphism
kettle
kettle hole
kettle lake
Keweenawan
kimberlite
kimberlite pipe
kolk
KREEP
laccolith
lahar
laminite
lamproite
lamprophyre
Laurentian
lava dome
layered intrusion
left lateral
lens
leucogranite
lias
liassic
limestone pavement
line of dip
lineation
lithification
lithofacies
lithogenesis
lithosphere
lithostatic
lithostratigraphy
lithozone
Llandovery
load cast
locked fault
loess
Lopingian
lopolith
Love wave
LSD
Ludlovian
Ludlow
lugeon
lunette
Maastrichtian
machair
macrocrystalline
mafic
magma
magma chamber
magmatically
magmatism
magnesic
magnesiferous
magnetiferous
magnetochronology
magnetostratigraphy
magnetozone
magniferous
mainshock
major element
makatea
manganese nodule
manganite
mantle
mantle plume
marcasite
marker bed
marlstone
marmarosis
marmorization
marmorized
marmorosis
mass wasting
matrix
mechanical lithosphere
mediglacial
megabreccia
megacryst
megafan
megaflood
megashear
megathrust
melanchyme
melanterite
Mesoarchean
mesoband
Mesoproterozoic
mesosiderite
mesostasis
mesostatic
Mesozoic
meta-
metachronous
metallogenesis
metallogenic
metallogeny
metamorphic
metamorphic rock
metamorphism
metapelite
metasediment
metasomatism
metavolcanic
micrite
microfissuration
microfissure
micropetrography
microphenocryst
microspherule
microtremor
mid-oceanic ridge
migmatite
miliolite
millerite
millstone
mineral
minerogenesis
minerogenic
Miocene
Mississippian
mobilization
Moho
Moho discontinuity
Mohorovičić discontinuity
molasse
molassic
moldavite
monazitic
monoclinal
monocline
monomineralic
monzonite
morphodynamics
mother lode
moulin
mud
mud volcano
multifracture
mylonite
nappe
native aluminium
Neoarchean
Neogene
neogenesis
neogenic
Neoproterozoic
Neozoic
nephelinite
Neptunian
NiFe
nife
nivation
nonconformity
Norian
normal fault
novaculite
nuée ardente
obduction
obrution
oceanic trench
oedometer
ogive
Oligocene
oncolite
onlap
ooid
ooidal
oolite
oolith
oolitic
ophiolite
ophite
ophitic
Ordovician
oreshoot
organogenic
orocline
orogen
orogenesis
orogenic
orogeny
Orosirian
orthogneiss
outlier
outwash
overbank
overburden
overfold
oversteepened
overthrust
Oxfordian
Palaeophytic
palaeoscience
palaeoshoreline
palaeosubduction
palaeotemperature
palagonitic
Paleoarchean
Paleocene
paleochannel
paleoclimate
paleocurrent
paleodepth
paleoenvironmental
paleofield
Paleogene
Paleogenic
paleointensity
paleomagnetically
paleomagnetism
paleopedology
Paleoproterozoic
paleoseismic
paleoseismicity
paleoseismologist
paleoseismology
paleosol
paleotemperature
Paleozoic
palimpsest
palinspastically
pallasite
panidiomorphic
paragenesis
paraglacial
paragneiss
paramorphism
parasequence
parautochthonous
parting
paxillose
pebble
pedogenesis
pedogenic
pelite
peneplain
Pennsylvanian
peperino
peralkaline
peraluminous
period
periplatform
permeability
permeameter
Permian
perthite
perthitic
petrogenetic
petrology
phanerite
phanerocrystalline
Phanerozoic
phreatic
phreatomagmatic
phyllite
pillow
pipe
pisolite
pitch
pitchstone
planation
plastic flow
plate
plate tectonics
Pleistocene
pleochroic halo
Pliocene
plug
plume
plus-minus method
pluvial
pneumatolysis
pneumatolytic
poecilitic
poikilitic
poikiloblastic
poikilotopic
point bar
polje
polygenetic
polymetamorphism
polysomatic
polysynthetic twinning
pore space
porewater
porphyritic
porphyroblast
porphyry
posteruptive
postmagmatic
postperovskite
postpliocene
posttectonic
posttertiary
potassium-argon dating
pothole
pressiometer
preterrestrial
pretertiary
Pridoli
progradation
prograde
propylitization
Proterozoic
protogine
pseudocrater
puy
pyroclast
pyrogenic
pyroxenite
Q-wave
Quaternary
Ra
radiolite
rake
randkluft
rapakivi
ravinement
recrystallization
redbed
redeposition
REE
reefal
regional metamorphism
regolith
repose
reverse fault
rheological lithosphere
rhexistasy
Rhyacian
rhyolite
rift valley
right lateral
rimaye
Ring of Fire
rock
rockband
rockslide
sackung
saddleback
saline evaporite
salt dome
San Andreas fault
San Andreas faults
sand dune
sapropel
scarp
schistose
schistosity
schistous
schlieren
scoria
seafloor spreading
seasonal lake
secondary
SEDEX
sedimentary
sedimentary rock
sedimentology
seismic lithosphere
seismic moment
seismogenesis
seismogenic layer
seismogenic zone
seismogram
seismometer
selvage
septarium
sericitization
serpentine
serpentinite
serpentinized
shakemap
shale
shear
shebka
sheet
shelfward
shield
shoreface
SiAl
sial
Siderian
siesmicity
siliciclastic
silicification
sill
silt
Silurian
sima
sinistral
sinistral fault
sink
sink hole
sinkhole
sinter
skarn
slickenside
slide
slopewash
slud
slumpage
Smithian
soapstone
solifluction
speleothem
spiculite
stack
stadial
stalactic
stalactical
stalactite
stalagmite
Statherian
stellerite
Stennian
stillstand
stocklike
stockwork
storativity
stratic
straticulate
stratigraphy
stratotype
stratum
strike
strike-slip fault
stromatolite
stromatolitic
stromatology
strombolian
subaerial
subangular
Subcarboniferous
subchron
subcolumnar
subcontinental
subduction zone
subhorizontal
submarine fan
superanoxia
superchron
superimposed
superposition
superstratum
superterrane
supracretaceous
suture
swelling soil
syenite
symmict
synclinal
syncline
synclinorium
syndepositional
syneruptive
synform
syntaxis
syntexis
tabular
tachylyte
tafone
talus
tectonic
tectonic plate
tectonics
tectonostratigraphic
tectonostratigraphy
tectosphere
telogenesis
telogenetic
tempestite
tephra
tephrite
terrain
terrane
Tertiary
Tethys
thermal lithosphere
thermobarometer
thermochronology
thermoclasty
thermokarst
tholeiite
thrust fault
tidalite
tilestone
tillite
tjaele
tonalite
Tonian
topotype
tornillo
transcurrent
transform fault
transmissivity
transpression
trass
Triassic
tripoli
troctolite
tuff
turbidite
turbidity current
Turonian
tuya
type locality
ultisol
ultrabasic
ultramafic
ultrametamorphosis
unconformability
unconformities
unconformity
underbreak
underclay
underdrag
underplate
underplating
undersaturated
undersoil
uniformism
unit
unveined
upfault
uplift
upsection
upthrow
upthrust
upwarp
uralitization
Varangian
variolite
variolitic
varve
vertisol
vesicle
vicariance
volcaniclastic
volcanogenic
Volgian
vuggy
wacke
Wadati-Benioff zone
warping
water table
weathering
Wenlock
Whitbian
wurtzilite
xenocryst
xenolith
xenomorph
young
younging
youthful river
Ypresian
Zechstein
zeolitize