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hydrography

Syllabification: hy·drog·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /hīˈdräɡrəfē
 
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Definition of hydrography in English:

noun

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.’

Derivatives

hydrographer

1
noun
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.

hydrographic

2
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈɡrafik/
adjective
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.

hydrographical

3
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈɡrafikəl/
adjective
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.

hydrographically

4
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈɡrafik(ə)lē/
adverb
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.

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