noun ocean·og·ra·phy \ˌō-shə-ˈnä-grə-fē\

: 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
ocean·og·ra·pher \-fər\ noun
ocean·o·graph·ic \-nə-ˈgra-fik\ also ocean·o·graph·i·cal \-fi-kəl\ adjective
ocean·o·graph·i·cal·ly \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1859
OCEANOGRAPHER Defined for Kids


noun ocean·og·ra·phy \ˌō-shə-ˈnä-grə-fē\

Definition of OCEANOGRAPHY for Kids

:  a science that deals with the ocean


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