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The measurement of the depth of bodies of water.

bath′y·met′ric (băth′ə-mĕt′rĭk), bath′y·met′ri·cal adj.
bath′y·met′ri·cal·ly adv.


(Physical Geography) measurement of the depth of an ocean or other large body of water
bathymetric adj
ˌbathyˈmetrically adv


(bəˈθɪm ɪ tri)

the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water.
ba•thym′e•ter, n.
bath•y•met•ric (ˌbæθ əˈmɛ trɪk) bath`y•met′ri•cal, adj.


the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water. — bathymetric, bathymetrical. adj.
See also: Depth
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Noun1.bathymetry - measuring the depths of the oceans
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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The expedition has the following objectives: The seabed in the area of potential areas for massive sulphide fields in the area of the spreading ridge (spreading ridge) is measured in a detailed and area-covering bathymetrically and with sensors and the occurring rocks, Sediments and ores.
These catches usually comprise only young and immature fish bathymetrically segregated from larger individuals that concentrate on the slope (Valentim et al.
The Trough position is bathymetrically obscure in places and its given position makes it impossible to derive the Calamian micro-continent from continental Asia as required from its stratigraphy.
The fact that the whale preferred to stay over areas with steeply sloping bottom topography (Table 3) could be related to bathymetrically steered upwelling, which makes such areas productive (Miller, 2003).
These metrics have been applied primarily to deep sea fishes (>1000 m) inhabiting low-energy, bathymetrically monotonous environments (Priede and Merrett, 1996).