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oceanography

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

Simple Definition of oceanography

  • : a science that studies the ocean

Full Definition of oceanography

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

Origin of oceanography

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1859



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