[ oh-shuh-nog-ruh-fee, oh-shee-uh- ]
/ ˌoʊ ʃəˈnɒg rə fi, ˌoʊ ʃi ə- /
the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean.
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OTHER WORDS FROM oceanographyo·cea·nog·ra·pher, nouno·cea·no·graph·ic [oh-shuh-nuh-graf-ik], /ˌoʊ ʃə nəˈgræf ɪk/, o·cea·no·graph·i·cal, adjectiveo·cea·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for oceanography
Anyway, you don't have to be an oceanographer to love surfing.
Our German shipmate, the oceanographer Schroer, left us at Bergen.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
British Dictionary definitions for oceanography
/ (ˌəʊʃəˈnɒɡrəfɪ, ˌəʊʃɪə-) /
the branch of science dealing with the physical, chemical, geological, and biological features of the oceans and ocean basins
Derived forms of oceanographyoceanographer, nounoceanographic (ˌəʊʃənəˈɡræfɪk, ˌəʊʃɪə-) or oceanographical, adjectiveoceanographically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for oceanography
[ ō′shə-nŏg′rə-fē ]
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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