oceanography (n.) 1859, coined in English from OCEAN (Cf. ocean) + -GRAPHY (Cf. -graphy); on analogy of geography. Related: Oceanographic.

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  • Oceanography — O cean*og ra*phy, n. [Ocean + graphy.] A description of the ocean. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oceanography — ► NOUN ▪ the branch of science concerned with the physical and biological properties and phenomena of the sea. DERIVATIVES oceanographer noun oceanographic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • oceanography — [ō΄shə näg′rə fē, ō΄shē ənäg′rə fə] n. [< Ger oceanographie < Fr océanographie: see OCEAN & GRAPHY] the study of the environment in the oceans, including the waters, depths, beds, animals, plants, etc. oceanographer n. oceanographic… …   English World dictionary

  • Oceanography — For the scientific journal, see Oceanography (journal). Thermohaline circulation Oceanography (compound of the Greek words ωκεανός meaning ocean and γράφω meaning to write ), also called oceanology or marine science, is the branch of Earth… …   Wikipedia

  • oceanography — oceanographer, n. oceanographic /oh sheuh neuh graf ik/, oceanographical, adj. oceanographically, adv. /oh sheuh nog reuh fee, oh shee euh /, n. the branch of physical geography dealing with the ocean. [1855 60; OCEAN + O + GRAPHY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • oceanography — [[t]o͟ʊʃənɒ̱grəfi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Oceanography is the scientific study of sea currents, the sea bed, and the fish and animals that live in the sea. The latest techniques in oceanography are now available to many more scientists. Derived words:… …   English dictionary

  • Oceanography — Meereskunde bezeichnet die Meereswissenschaften in ihrer ganzen Breite. Im englischen Sprachraum entspricht dieser Bedeutung der Begriff Oceanography, während im Deutschen Ozeanographie traditionell nur die physikalische Meereskunde meint.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • oceanography — okeanologija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Hidrologijos šaka, tirianti jūrų ir vandenynų fizikines, chemines, geologines, biologines savybes ir procesus. atitikmenys: angl. oceanography; oceanology vok. Meereskunde, f;… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • oceanography — The study of the sea, embracing and integrating all knowledge pertaining to the sea and its physical boundaries, the chemistry and physics of seawater, and marine biology …   Military dictionary

  • oceanography — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1859 a science that deals with the oceans and includes the delimitation of their extent and depth, the physics and chemistry of their waters, marine biology, and the exploitation of their… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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