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1. That branch of science dealing with the written descriptions of the physical and biological aspects of the oceans.
2. The scientific study of all aspects of the world's oceans, including their physical and chemical properties, biology (plants and animals), or life forms, geological framework, and physical processes; such as, the motion of ocean waters.

Physical oceanography normally includes the study of water properties; such as, temperature, salinity, density and pressure, and the transmission of electrical, optical, and acoustical stimuli in the oceans.

Biological oceanography applies to the study of all flora and fauna and their ecological adjustments and life cycles in the oceans; and geological oceanography is also concerned with the character of the ocean basins and their rocks and marine sediments.

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Word Entries containing the term: “oceanography
biological oceanography (s) (noun), biological oceanographies (pl)
The study of oceanic or sea life of plants and animal lives in relation to their marine environment.
bio-oceanography (s) (noun), bio-oceanographies (pl)
The study of the flora (plants) and fauna (animals) of oceans in relation to their marine environments.
estuarine oceanography (s) (noun), estuarine oceanographies (pl)
The study of the physical, geological, chemical, and biological properties or characteristics of the wide parts of rivers where they come close to the sea.
geological oceanography; marine geology; submarine geology
The study of the features of the floors and margins of the oceans, including descriptions of topography, composition of bottom materials, interaction of sediments and rocks with air and sea water, the effects of movements in the mantle on the sea floor, and action of wave energy in the submarine crust of the earth.