aquanaut
noun Etymology: Latin aqua + English -naut (as in aeronaut) Date: 1881 a scuba diver who lives and operates both inside and outside an underwater shelter for an extended period

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  • Aquanaut — Aquanaut,der:⇨Unterwasserforscher …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • aquanaut — (n.) 1881, from AQUA (Cf. aqua ) + ending from Gk. nautes sailor (see NAVAL (Cf. naval)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aquanaut — ☆ aquanaut [ak′wə nôt΄, äk′wə nôt΄ ] n. [ AQUA + (ASTRO)NAUT] 1. a person trained to live and work in a watertight underwater chamber in and from which oceanographic experiments can be conducted 2. a skin diver: see SKIN DIVING …   English World dictionary

  • Aquanaut — An Aquanaut is any individual who remains underwater, exposed to the ambient pressure, long enough to come into equilibrium with his or her breathing media. Usually this is done in an underwater habitat on the seafloor for a period equal to or… …   Wikipedia

  • Aquanaut — Als Tauchen wird im Allgemeinen das Eindringen eines Körpers in eine Flüssigkeit bezeichnet. In der Regel ist damit das Tauchen von Menschen unter Wasser gemeint. Im Gegensatz zum Schwimmen und Schnorcheln ist beim Tauchen der gesamte Körper… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • aquanaut — an underwater researcher, explorer or swimmer. Also called oceanaut …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • aquanaut — /ak weuh nawt , not , ah kweuh /, n. 1. an undersea explorer, esp. one who skin dives from or lives for an extended period of time in a submerged dwelling. 2. a skin diver. [1880 85; AQUA + naut, on the model of AERONAUT, ASTRONAUT, etc.] * * * …   Universalium

  • aquanaut — noun An underwater explorer …   Wiktionary

  • Aquanaut — Unterwasserforscher * * * Aqua|naut 〈m. 16〉 Tiefseeforscher * * * Aqua|naut, der; en, en [zu griech. naútēs = Seemann]: jmd., der [in einer Unterwasserstation o. Ä.] die besonderen Lebens u. Umweltbedingungen in größeren Meerestiefen erforscht.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • aquanaut — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. diver (See depth) …   English dictionary for students

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