Definition of hydrography in English:

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Pronunciation: /hīˈdräɡrəfē/


The science of surveying and charting bodies of water, such as seas, lakes, and rivers.
Example sentences
  • That opened a period of intense growth in scientific knowledge in the area of steamship mechanics, shipbuilding, hydrography and shipboard artillery.
  • His work was both of a military and of a scientific nature, often combining these two aspects in his work on hydrography and cartography.
  • He said: ‘I am very conscious of the excellent leadership of the nation's hydrography by my predecessors.’



Pronunciation: /hīˈdräɡrəfər/
Example sentences
  • We sent the Navy hydrographers in to see where we could get in, but they couldn't find anywhere suitable.
  • On display are oil paintings and photographs of past hydrographic and oceanographic ships, rare charts, drawings and gifts from various international hydrographers.
  • An interesting fact is that modern hydrographers say the channel's intake has been stable since 1937.


Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈɡrafik/
Example sentences
  • Candidates also learn basic maritime operations, conduct hydro-graphic surveys and prepare hydrographic charts.
  • The ship carries two small hydrographic survey launches, equipped with high-frequency sonar to operate in depths of 10 to 260 feet.
  • This passage also makes clear that the global validity of natural powers produces precisely the differences and variations allowing genuine forms in every climatic or hydrographic zone.


Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈɡrafikəl/
Example sentences
  • Among these were offices, storehouses, docks, locomotives, maps, hydrographical studies, and 50 million cubic metres of excavation - almost as much as on the original Suez Canal.
  • He was one of the first 19th century sailors who tamed the seas through science, inventing systems for transporting cannon over marshy ground, ciphers for code and a system of hydrographical surveys.
  • Once a lake situated in a soft soil environment reaches a critical surface area, geographical and hydrographical processes will intensify the erosion of the shores.


Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈɡrafik(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • This area experiences large seasonal fluctuations in climate, and is also hydrographically complex.
  • These fluids are thought to be saline brines derived from syntectonic, hydrographically closed, arid basins.
  • The Point is hydrographically unique, being the only area along the U.S. East Cast where several major currents collide in such a complicated way.

Words that rhyme with hydrography

autobiography, bibliography, biography, cardiography, cartography, chirography, choreography, chromatography, cinematography, cosmography, cryptography, demography, discography, filmography, geography, hagiography, historiography, iconography, lexicography, lithography, oceanography, orthography, palaeography (US paleography), photography, radiography, reprography, stenography, topography, typography

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Syllabification: hy·drog·ra·phy

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