oceanography [oh-sh uh- nog-r uh-fee, oh-shee- uh-] EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean. Related forms o·cea·nog·ra·pher, noun o·cea·no·graph·ic , [oh-sh uh-n uh- 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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Examples from the Web for oceanography Historical Examples of oceanography
They followed the asphalt avenue, between two narrow dense gardens, leading to the Museum of
The Museum of
Oceanography could wait; it would not move away during his absence from the point on the rock of Monaco.
The Casino spread its influence in every direction, reaching even the Museum of
At present he was standing on an asphalt square, opposite the steps of the Museum of
O′cean-lane (see Lane); Oceanog′rapher, one versed in
oceanography. British Dictionary definitions for oceanography noun the branch of science dealing with the physical, chemical, geological, and biological features of the oceans and ocean basins Derived Forms oceanographer, noun oceanographic ( ˌəʊʃənəˈɡræfɪk, ˌəʊʃɪə-) or oceanographical, adjective oceanographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for oceanography n.
1859, coined in English from
ocean + -graphy; on analogy of geography. French océanographie is attested from 1580s but is said to have been rare before 1876. Related: Oceanographic.
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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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