oceanology

[oh-shuh-nol-uh-jee, oh-shee-uh-]

noun

the practical application of oceanography.

Nearby words

  1. oceanity,
  2. oceanog.,
  3. oceanographer,
  4. oceanography,
  5. oceanologic,
  6. oceanside,
  7. oceanus,
  8. oceanus procellarum,
  9. ocellar,
  10. ocellate

Origin of oceanology

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; ocean + -o- + -logy

Related formso·cea·nol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for oceanologist

oceanology

noun

the study of the sea, esp of its economic geography
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