oceanology

noun
ocean·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌō-shə-ˈnä-lə-jē \

Definition of oceanology

: oceanography specifically : the science of marine resources and technology

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oceanologist \ ˌō-​shə-​ˈnä-​lə-​jist \ 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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