Definition of Hydrography

1. Noun. The science of the measurement and description and mapping of the surface waters of the earth with special reference to navigation.

Generic synonyms: Oceanography, Oceanology
Derivative terms: Hydrographical



Definition of Hydrography

1. n. The art of measuring and describing the sea, lakes, rivers, and other waters, with their phenomena.

Definition of Hydrography

1. Noun. (nautical) The scientific measurement and description of the physical features and conditions of navigable waters and the shoreline. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hydrography

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Medical Definition of Hydrography

1. 1. The art of measuring and describing the sea, lakes, rivers, and other waters, with their phenomena. 2. That branch of surveying which embraces the determination of the contour of the bottom of a harbor or other sheet of water, the depth of soundings, the position of channels and shoals, with the construction of charts exhibiting these particulars. Origin: Hydro-, 1: cf. F. Hydrographie. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrography

hydrogeophyte
hydrogeophytes
hydroglauberite
hydrognosy
hydrogode
hydrograph
hydrographer
hydrographers
hydrographic
hydrographical
hydrographically
hydrographies
hydrographist
hydrographists
hydrographs
hydrography (current term)
hydrogravitational
hydroguret
hydrogurets
hydrohalic
hydrohalic acid
hydrohalide
hydrohalides
hydrohalite
hydrohalogenation
hydrohalogenations
hydrohemicryptophyte
hydrohemicryptophytes
hydrohetaerolite
hydrohonessite

Literary usage of Hydrography

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1. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1888)
"The hydrography of South-Eastern ... and discusses the information regarding the hydrography which is furnished by Chinese writers; he gives five maps, ..."

2. Water Resources, Present and Future Uses by Frederick Haynes Newell (1920)
"hydrography AND HYDROLOGY. When the rain or snow condensing out from the atmosphere descends upon the earth it soon becomes a part of the surface features ..."

3. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"hydrography. Carbonic acid in the sea (Misc.), 18 : 862. Causes of ocean currents (Misc.), 14 : 686. ... Movement of water in the Suez Canal hydrography. ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"hydrography, as it now exists, belongs to modern times, although various rude attempts at hydrographie examinations and the construction of sea charts were ..."

5. South America, Past and Present by Luis Cincinato Bollo (1919)
"CHAPTER VI hydrography SUMMARY Influence of the Andean Range on the hydrography of South America—The Line of Perpetual Snow on the Andes—The Great ..."

6. The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Hume Greenfield, Henry Walter Bates (1832)
"On the hydrography of South America. Pamphlets published at Buenos Ayres in ... of the hydrography of South America, furnished by M. Humboldt and others. ..."

7. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology by Museum of Comparative Zoology, John E. Cadle, Harvard University (1894)
"hydrography OF THE BAHAMAS. Platee t.-Vttt., and Piate X. Figs. 4, 5. This brief sketch of the hydrography of the Bahamas, of the Windward Islands, ..."

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