pedological


pedological

noun

  1. soil science.

noun

  1. the scientific study of the nature and development of children.
  2. pediatrics.

noun

  1. a US spelling of paedology

noun

  1. the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils

n.“scientific study of the soil,” 1924, from Greek pedon “ground, earth,” from PIE root *ped- (see foot (n.)) + -logy. Related: Pedological. Earlier it was a word for “the study of children” (1894), from pedo-. n.

  1. The study of the physical, mental, and social development and characteristics of children.

  1. The scientific study of soils, including their origins, characteristics, and classification.

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