hy·​dro·​graph·​ic | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce hydrographic (audio) \

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 How to pronounce hydrographic (audio) \ noun
hydrography \ hī-​ˈdrä-​grə-​fē How to pronounce hydrographic (audio) \ noun

Examples of hydrographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tjahjanto said the navy has deployed scores of ships to search the area, including a hydrographic survey ship, and has asked for help from Singapore and Australia, which have submarine rescue vessels. Niniek Karmini, Star Tribune, 21 Apr. 2021 In addition to the circumnavigation mission Triton released hydrographic bottles to study the world’s ocean currents and mapped the ocean floor with its fathometer and sonar. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 25 Apr. 2020 The Miranda, originally built in 1930 in Spain as a hydrographic vessel, is small, only has one engine and propeller and tends to roll in big waves. Gordon Rago, Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2019 It’s North America’s hydrographic apex: meltwater from the icefield flows into the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans. Susan O'keefe, National Geographic, 8 Apr. 2019 The Seabed Constructor, which found the San Juan, is contracted to hydrographic survey company Ocean Infinity. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, 19 Nov. 2018 Each patch represents a watershed—a hydrographic basin—where all rainfall drains into a common outlet. John F. Ross, Smithsonian, 3 July 2018 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, 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, 4 Jan. 2018

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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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4 May 2021

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“Hydrographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrographic. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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