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o′cean·o·log′ic (ō′shə-nə-lŏj′ĭk), o′cean·o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
o′cean·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
o′cean·ol′o·gist n.


(ˌəʊʃəˈnɒlədʒɪ; ˌəʊʃɪə-)
(Physical Geography) the study of the sea, esp of its economic geography


(ˌoʊ ʃəˈnɒl ə dʒi, ˌoʊ ʃi ə-)

the science concerned with the practical application of oceanography.
[1860–65, Amer.]
o′cea•no•log′ic, o′cea•no•log′i•cal,

o`cea•nol′o•gist, n.


See also: Sea
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oceanology - the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceansoceanology - the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans
earth science - any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts
hydrography - the science of the measurement and description and mapping of the surface waters of the earth with special reference to navigation
El Nino - (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time
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