the science of the measurement, description, and mapping of the surface waters of the earth, with special reference to their use for navigation.
those parts of a map, collectively, that represent surface waters.
- hy·drog·ra·pher, noun
- hy·dro·graph·ic [hahy-druh-graf-ik], /ˌhaɪ drəˈgræf ɪk/, hy·dro·graph·i·cal, adjective
- hy·dro·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use hydrography in a sentence
Remarks upon some errors in the hydrography of the south coast of Van Diemen's Land.
The Admiral is director of the department of hydrography, and has charge of the magnificent archives of the Admiralty.Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait | Peter Lauridsen
There are also communal colleges, a national school of music, and schools of hydrography, commerce and industry.
Hatchette had been professor of hydrography at Collioure; his friends from Roussillon recommended me to him.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men | Francois Arago
He first defined the geography of Tsaidam, and mapped the hydrography of that remarkable region, from which Russian explorers.
British Dictionary definitions for hydrography
the study, surveying, and mapping of the oceans, seas, and rivers: Compare hydrology
the oceans, seas, and rivers as represented on a chart
- hydrographer, noun
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Scientific definitions for hydrography
The scientific description and analysis of the physical characteristics of Earth's surface waters, including temperature, salinity, oxygen saturation, and the chemical content of water. Oceanography (the study of saltwater bodies) and limnology (the study of freshwater bodies) are subsets of hydrography.
The mapping of bodies of water.
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