I just started biology and im pretty clueless on what it really means. So before you vote this question down, can you tell me what it really means.

P.S. Is plate tectonics related to biology? or Chemistry? or Physics?

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    $\begingroup$ Typing "biology" into google turns up an adequate definition so in its current form, your question might not receive many answers. Please take a look at the How to Ask page and try to improve your question according to the guidance found there. This may require you to show some effort on your part in terms of attempting a solution or showing research. If you have questions about what to do or if you don't quite understand what this means, please ask for clarification using the add comment function. $\endgroup$
    – Michael_A
    Oct 18, 2016 at 6:35
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    $\begingroup$ Every expert will give a different answer on this depending on their own experiences in studying a biological features. The fact you're asking about plate tectonics in the same question makes me wonder if you've even bothered googling any of these terms. Try this link. $\endgroup$
    – James
    Oct 18, 2016 at 9:24
  • $\begingroup$ In which class do you read? since you just started; so I guess you are in class 4, 5 or 6. Is that? Biology means study about living organisms. (( Etymology: greek Bios (= life) + logos (=discussion) )). It is also known in many other names such as Life-science, Life sciences, Biological sciences, etc. But they are same. $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Oct 18, 2016 at 14:48
  • $\begingroup$ @AlwaysConfused just FYI, there are different "grades" (as they're called in the US) in different parts of the world. I don't know if your "class 4" is the same as my "grade 4". Simply asking the OP's age would be a better way of going about it. $\endgroup$
    – MattDMo
    Oct 18, 2016 at 14:50
  • $\begingroup$ Though this question too-basic; thereis one significance; the approach we break the world into "physics", "chemistry", "geology", "mathematics" etc. just to sort information. But in nature all they exist together and are interrelated. We can't think biology without chemistry (because we're made of atoms). Similarly we cant think biology without geology since we live on Earth and our history is mixed with origin, changes and structure of Earth. Similarly mathematics since to comprehend any process it is urgent, The approach "mad guy asking biology question to chemistry teacher hehe" is wrong $\endgroup$
    – user25568
    Oct 18, 2016 at 15:00

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Here is the definition of Biology as given by Dictionary:

  • the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behavior, origin, and distribution.

Tectonic plates are not living, thus it isn't biology. It would be Geology:

  • Geology is the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them

Source: Geology.com

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    $\begingroup$ If you have criticisms or concerns about the question, please put them in comments, not an answer. You may use several comments if necessary. See this discussion on meta for more. $\endgroup$
    – MattDMo
    Oct 18, 2016 at 14:47
  • $\begingroup$ @MattDMo Thank you for your constructive comment. I have updated my answer to better serve the OP and eliminate any criticism. $\endgroup$
    – Dart Feld
    Oct 18, 2016 at 14:59

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