Lithology vs Formation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between lithology and formation

is that lithology is the study of rocks, with particular emphasis on their description and classification while formation is formation.

lithology

English

Noun

(lithologies)
  • The study of rocks, with particular emphasis on their description and classification.
  • The general composition of a rock or rock sequence.
  • Derived terms

    * lithologic * lithological * lithologically * lithologist

    formation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something possessing structure or form.
  • The act of assembling a group or structure.
  • (geology) A rock or face of a mountain.
  • (military) A grouping of military units or smaller formations under a command, such as a brigade, division, wing, etc.
  • (military) An arrangement of moving troops, ships, or aircraft, such as a wedge, line abreast, or echelon. Often "in formation".
  • The process of influencing or guiding a person to a deeper understanding of a particular vocation.
  • Synonyms

    * (military grouping of units) battle group, brigade group, task force, combat team * (military arrangement of forces) tactical formation, battle formation