oceanography

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

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

oceanographer

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oceanographic

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oceanographical

play \-fi-kəl\ adjective

oceanographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of oceanography

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1859


OCEANOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners

oceanography

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

Definition of oceanography for English Language Learners

  • : a science that studies the ocean


OCEANOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

oceanography

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

Definition of oceanography for Students

  1. :  a science that deals with the ocean



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