bathymetry

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noun ba·thym·e·try \bə-ˈthi-mə-trē\

Definition of bathymetry

plural

bathymetries

  1. :  the measurement of water depth at various places in a body of water; also :  the information derived from such measurements

bathymetric

play \ˌba-thi-ˈme-trik\ or less commonly

bathymetrical

play \-tri-kəl\ adjective

bathymetrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of bathymetry

bathymetric “relating to measurement of depth and depth-related distribution of marine organisms” (from bathy- + -metric) + 2-y


First Known Use: circa 1855


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