EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun 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. Related forms hy·drog·ra·pher, noun hy·dro·graph·ic , [hahy-dr uh- graf-ik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈgræf ɪk/ hy·dro·graph·i·cal, adjective hy·dro·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for hydrography Historical Examples of hydrography British Dictionary definitions for hydrography noun the study, surveying, and mapping of the oceans, seas, and rivers Compare hydrology the oceans, seas, and rivers as represented on a chart Derived Forms hydrographer, noun
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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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