Definition of geophysicist in US English:

geophysicist

noun

  • See geophysics

    • ‘The Pacific plate is grinding counterclockwise to the North American plate, the chief geophysicist for the Oklahoma Geologic Survey said.’
    • ‘Over the next two years, geophysicists also will try to identify precise areas in the fault zone where microearthquakes regularly occur.’
    • ‘Now a team of university geophysicists suggests that virtually all of life today owes its existence to an even more radical form of Earth motion.’
    • ‘Geologists and geophysicists aim to accurately constrain the architecture and facies variations at the lava flow scale.’
    • ‘Like bats using echolocation to navigate through the night, geophysicists rely on seismic waves for information on the Earth's deep interior.’

Pronunciation

geophysicist

/ˌjēōˈfizəsəst//ˌdʒioʊˈfɪzəsəst/