oceanology

noun
ocean·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌō-shə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce oceanology (audio) \

Definition of oceanology

: oceanography specifically : the science of marine resources and technology

Other Words from oceanology

oceanologist \ ˌō-​shə-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce oceanology (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of oceanology

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oceanology

ocean + -o- + -logy

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The first known use of oceanology was circa 1864

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“Oceanology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oceanology. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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