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hy·drog·ra·phy

 (hī-drŏg′rə-fē)
n. pl. hy·drog·ra·phies
1. The scientific description and analysis of the physical conditions, boundaries, flow, and related characteristics of the earth's surface waters.
2. The mapping of bodies of water.

hy·drog′ra·pher n.
hy′dro·graph′ic (hī′drə-grăf′ĭk) adj.
hy′dro·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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hydrography

(haɪˈdrɒɡrəfɪ)
n
1. (Physical Geography) the study, surveying, and mapping of the oceans, seas, and rivers. Compare hydrology
2. (Physical Geography) the oceans, seas, and rivers as represented on a chart
hyˈdrographer n
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hy•drog•ra•phy

(haɪˈdrɒg rə fi)

n.
1. the science of the measurement, description, and mapping of the surface waters of the earth, esp. with reference to their use for navigation.
2. those parts of a map collectively that represent surface waters.
[1550–60]
hy•drog′ra•pher, n.
hy•dro•graph•ic (ˌhaɪ drəˈgræf ɪk) adj.
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hydrography

The science which deals with the measurements and description of the physical features of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and their adjoining coastal areas, with particular reference to their use for navigational purposes.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

hydrography

1. the study, description, and mapping of oceans, lakes, and rivers, especially with reference to their use for navigational purposes.
2. those parts of the map, collectively, that represent surface waters. — hydrographer, n.hydrographic, hydrographical, adj.
See also: Water
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hydrography

The study and mapping of rivers, seas, and oceans.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrography - the science of the measurement and description and mapping of the surface waters of the earth with special reference to navigation
oceanography, oceanology - the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans
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Translations

hydrography

[haɪˈdrɒgrəfɪ] Nhidrografía f
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hydrography

nGewässerkunde f
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If navigation ever existed on the surface of the moon, it must have been wonderfully difficult and dangerous; and we may well pity the Selenite sailors and hydrographers; the former, when they came upon these perilous coasts, the latter when they took the soundings of its stormy banks.
I have stated in the preface to the first Edition of this work, and in the Zoology of the Voyage of the Beagle, that it was in consequence of a wish expressed by Captain Fitz Roy, of having some scientific person on board, accompanied by an offer from him of giving up part of his own accommodations, that I volunteered my services, which received, through the kindness of the hydrographer, Captain Beaufort, the sanction of the Lords of the Admiralty.
A key service of hydrography, which involves surveying, charting and buoying of the waters to safe navigation, must be given prime attention in shipping, the body of hydrographers in Nigeria has said.
Hydrographers require the use of echo sounders to make remote measurements of things we cannot 'see.' Water is an ideal medium for acoustic propagation.
Thanks to the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), its hydrographers and other dedicated commissioned officers, the Philippines firmed up its claim on the natural resource-rich Benham Rise off the eastern seaboard of Luzon.
Hydrographers were, however, aware that their methods of surveying were not flawless.
The initial planners and hydrographers at the time of conceiving the Port faltered and could not rightly estimate the annual maintenance dredging quantum and cost which was far low comparing as of today's 5/USD per cubic meter and cutter dredging cost of USD 20/- per cubic meter.
These resources came to light after a scientific study by a team of Navy's Hydrographers and civilian oceanographers which had worked over the matter for 20 years .
Among the Oinji and Miai tribes of the Mamama Valley Managalasi, the Ujawa hut is constructed slightly differently from those tribes inhabiting the southwestern foothills of the Hydrographers. The former dig out the earth inside the Ujawa to a depth of 2 feet.
The 11 floors could accommodate 250,000 standing up, and more than 1,000 Cunard staff worked in the building, from hydrographers mapping the world's tides to an experimental chef.
One of the features of the arbitration was its receipt of, and reliance upon, the work of noted hydrographers and scientists, including Professor Clive Schofield, Professor Victor Prescott, Mr Robert van der Poll, and Mr Grant Boyes, who was retained by the Tribunal as an independent expert (see [132]-[134]).
We learn, for instance, about why Normandy became such a cartographic hotspot during the 16th century, about why London's hydrographers were so prized and about the dynasties of mapmakers who cornered the market in their particular corners of the world.

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