Definition of oceanography in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəʊʃəˈnɒɡrəfi/


[mass 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.



Pronunciation: /əʊʃəˈnɒɡrəfə/
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.


Pronunciation: /ˌəʊʃənəˈɡrafɪk/
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.


Pronunciation: /ˌəʊʃənəˈɡrafɪk(ə)l/
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.

Words that rhyme with oceanography

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

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