Simple Definition of oceanography
: a science that studies the ocean
Full Definition of oceanography
: a science that deals with the oceans and includes the delimitation of their extent and depth, the physics and chemistry of their waters, marine biology, and the exploitation of their resources
Origin of oceanography
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1859
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