A world-wide disruption of the earth's magnetic field, distinct from regular diurnal variations; caused by ionic disturbances from solar events.
1. Temporal or short-time changes in the geomagnetic field, both long-term (secular) and short-term (transient).
2. Any change that happens to the geomagnetic field, either short or long term.
Relating to terrestrial magnetism.
1. The various magnetic things that happen when they are generated by the earth and its atmosphere; and by extension, the magnetic phenomena in interplanetary space.
2. A branch of geology concerned with the magnetic properties of the earth.
The various magnetic phenomena that are generated by the earth and its atmosphere, and by extension the magnetic phenomena in interplanetary space.
1. Divination by the analysis of figures or lines drawn in dirt (or on paper).
2. A system of divination by scattering pebbles, dust, sand grains, or seed on the ground and interpreting their shapes and positions.
3. Making marks on the ground with a stick (now with a pencil or pen on paper).
Still used by modern-day Chinese in Hong Kong and other places before construction of a building takes place.
Referring to divination by the analysis of figures or lines drawn in dirt (or on paper).
Someone who foretells the future by using a system of divination by scattering pebbles, dust, sand grains, or seed on the ground and interpreting their shapes and positions.
geomedicine (s) (noun)
, geomedicines (pl)
The branch of medicine concerned with the influence of environment, climatic, and topographic conditions on health and the prevalence of disease in different parts of the world.
geomelophagia (s) (noun)
, geomelophagias (pl)
An abnormal ingestion or chewing and swallowing of raw potatoes.
geometer (s) (noun)
, geometers (pl)
An expert in the analysis of variational problems in low-dimensional topology, which concerns properties preserved under continuous deformation such as stretching and bending and other spaces that arise in nature: "A geometer indicated that topological liquid crystal colloids could be used to upgrade current liquid crystal displays like those used in laptops and television screens, to allow them to interact with light in new, more energy efficient ways."
1. Relating to geometry; using the principles or methods of geometry.
2. Referring to a design, using or resembling the simple linear figures or forms associated with geometry.
geometric concentration ratio
The ratio (relation in degree or number between two similar things) of a solar collector aperture area (amount of light admitted) to the absorber area or the surface on a solar collector that absorbs solar radiation.
1. Pertaining to, or according to the rules or principles of, geometry.
2. Determined by geometry; as, a geometrical solution of a problem.
Geometrical is often used in a limited or strictly technical sense, as opposed to mechanical; therefore, a construction or solution is geometrical which can be made by ruler and compasses; that is, by means of right lines and circles.
1. In a geometric fashion.
2. With respect to geometry.
3. According to the rules or laws of geometry.
Available for further enlightenment: the Earth, Words from the Myths.
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