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oceanography

Syllabification: o·cea·nog·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /ˌōSHəˈnäɡrəfē
 
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Definition of oceanography in English:

noun

The branch of science that deals with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea.
Example sentences
  • Both students are in the biological oceanography curricular group at Scripps.
  • He specializes in ocean acoustics, signal processing and physical oceanography.
  • In 1855, Maury wrote the first textbook on modern oceanography, The Physical Geography of the Sea and Its Meteorology.

Derivatives

oceanographer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The difference between adjacent water bodies allows physical oceanographers to calculate rates of water movement in the deep sea.
  • See the tools that oceanographers use, like this buoy used to measure ocean conditions.
  • I'm a physical oceanographer based at Southampton Oceanography Centre, where we also do climate research.

oceanographic

2
Pronunciation: /-nəˈɡrafik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • By the 1930s Ritter's legacy included the full range of oceanographic disciplines - biological, physical, chemical, and geological.
  • Transient oceanographic features exist, however, facilitating shelf retention, cross-bight exchange, and return of expatriated larvae.
  • They had been five months in the Pacific, traveled more than 12,000 miles and explored more than 62 oceanographic stations.

oceanographical

3
Pronunciation: /-nəˈɡrafəkəl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • From further geological and oceanographical investigation, the positions and edges of the oceanic plates and the continents within them can be identified and also mapped.
  • A detailed table of the oceanographical, sedimentological and palaeontological parameters that characterize the two episode types was presented by Jeppsson.

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