[ buh-thim-i-tree ]
/ bəˈθɪm ɪ tri /
the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water.
the data derived from such measurement, especially as compiled in a topographic map.
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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Bathymetry, bath-im′et-ri, n. the science of measuring the depth of seas and lakes.
British Dictionary definitions for bathymetry
/ (bəˈθɪmɪtrɪ) /
measurement of the depth of an ocean or other large body of water
Derived Formsbathymetric (ˌbæθɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjectivebathymetrically, adverb
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Science definitions for bathymetry
[ bə-thĭm′ĭ-trē ]
The measurement of the depth of bodies of water, particularly of oceans and seas.
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