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Geology, which belongs to the geosciences, deals with the composition and structure of the earth's crust (earth = Greek Ge), its physical properties and its history of development, as well as the processes that shape it. The term was first used in 1778 by the Swiss meteorologist Jean-André Deluc (1727-1817); before that, geognosy was in common use. General geology deals with the forces acting on the Earth's body and the processes that contribute to rock formation on a large scale. Every rock in the Earth's crust can be assigned to one of the three major rock classes on the basis of its specific formation (microstructure, structure). Each of them can be transformed by geological processes into a rock of the other two (cycle of rocks):

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