- the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean.
Origin of oceanography
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Examples from the Web for oceanographer
Anyway, you don't have to be an oceanographer to love surfing.Q and A with Tina Brown
The Daily Beast
October 5, 2008
Our German shipmate, the oceanographer Schroer, left us at Bergen.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2
- the branch of science dealing with the physical, chemical, geological, and biological features of the oceans and ocean basins
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Word Origin and History for oceanographer
1886, agent noun from oceanography.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The scientific study of oceans, the life that inhabits them, and their physical characteristics, including the depth and extent of ocean waters, their movement and chemical makeup, and the topography and composition of the ocean floors. Oceanography also includes ocean exploration. Also called oceanology
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