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bathymetry

[buh-thim-i-tree]
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noun
  1. the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water.
  2. the data derived from such measurement, especially as compiled in a topographic map.
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Origin of bathymetry

First recorded in 1860–65; bathy- + -metry
Related formsba·thym·e·ter, nounbath·y·met·ric [bath-uh-me-trik] /ˌbæθ əˈmɛ trɪk/, bath·y·met·ri·cal, adjectivebath·y·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Bathymetry, bath-im′et-ri, n. the science of measuring the depth of seas and lakes.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

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British Dictionary definitions for bathymetry

bathymetry

noun
  1. measurement of the depth of an ocean or other large body of water
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Derived Formsbathymetric (ˌbæθɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivebathymetrically, adverb
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bathymetry in Science

bathymetry

[bə-thĭmĭ-trē]
  1. The measurement of the depth of bodies of water, particularly of oceans and seas.
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