- the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean.
Origin of oceanography
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- 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 oceanographic
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- 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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