the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean.
- o·cea·nog·ra·pher, noun
- o·cea·no·graph·ic [oh-shuh-nuh-graf-ik], /ˌoʊ ʃə nəˈgræf ɪk/, o·cea·no·graph·i·cal, adjective
- o·cea·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for oceanography
the branch of science dealing with the physical, chemical, geological, and biological features of the oceans and ocean basins
- oceanographer, noun
- oceanographic (ˌəʊʃənəˈɡræfɪk, ˌəʊʃɪə-) or oceanographical, adjective
- oceanographically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for oceanography
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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