hydrographic

adjective
hy·dro·graph·ic | \ˌhī-drə-ˈgra-fik \

Definition of hydrographic 

1 : of or relating to the characteristic features (such as flow or depth) of bodies of water

2 : relating to the charting of bodies of water

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Other Words from hydrographic

hydrographer \hī-ˈdrä-grə-fər \ noun
hydrography \hī-ˈdrä-grə-fē \ noun

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According to Frisk, Russian research vessels off the Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian coasts also undock mini-submarines for surveillance and warfare preparations, and investigate the seabed and hydrographic conditions. Elisabeth Braw, Newsweek, "The Secret Norwegian Submarine Base Being Rented by the Russians," 19 Mar. 2015 According to Hydroid, the drone has marine research and commercial applications, and in defense is useful for area search, mine countermeasures, surveillance and reconnaissance, and hydrographic survey. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Yemeni Rebels Capture a U.S. Navy Drone," 4 Jan. 2018 The $160 million, 1,046-day search produced the largest-ever hydrographic survey (710,000 square kilometers), the largest-ever high-resolution sonar search (120,000 square kilometers). Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "We Still Don’t Know What Happened to Flight MH370," 3 Oct. 2017 The Corps formally dedicated the new hydrographic survey vessel Catlett in an Inner Harbor ceremony Thursday. Christopher Dinsmore, baltimoresun.com, "New survey vessel joins Army Corps of Engineers' Baltimore District fleet," 24 Aug. 2017 On Monday, the Royal Australian Navy Clearance Diving team embarked about their hydrographic survey vessel Melville to begin searching near the crash site. Carl Prine, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Marines probing tree fall that killed serviceman during training at Camp Pendleton," 7 Aug. 2017 The Liman was built as a hydrographic survey vessel in the Gdansk shipyards in Poland in 1970 and later converted for military service in 1989, shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union. Kareem Fahim And Andrew Roth, chicagotribune.com, "Russian navy intelligence ship sinks after collision with freighter off Turkish coast," 27 Apr. 2017 The Liman was built as a hydrographic survey vessel in the Gdansk shipyards in Poland in 1970 and was converted for military service in 1989, shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union. Andrew Roth, Washington Post, "Russian navy intelligence ship sinks after collision with freighter off Turkish coast," 27 Apr. 2017 The first of these is the EM3000 multi-beam sonar — a portable hydrographic mapping system consisting of a transducer, motion sensor, gyrocompass, and navigation system. Louise Knapp, WIRED, "No Loch for Nessie Search?," 27 Feb. 2001

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First Known Use of hydrographic

1665, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hydrographic

French hydrographique, from Middle French, from hydr- + -graphique -graphic

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