- the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean.
Origin of oceanography
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Examples from the Web for oceanography
They followed the asphalt avenue, between two narrow dense gardens, leading to the Museum of Oceanography.
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 Oceanography.
At present he was standing on an asphalt square, opposite the steps of the Museum of Oceanography.
O′cean-lane (see Lane); Oceanog′rapher, one versed in oceanography.
- the branch of science dealing with the physical, chemical, geological, and biological features of the oceans and ocean basins
Word Origin and History for oceanography
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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