bathymetry
noun (plural -tries) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1859 the measurement of water depth at various places in a body of water; also the information derived from such measurements • bathymetric also bathymetrical adjectivebathymetrically adverb

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  • Bathymetry — Present day Earth bathymetry (and altimetry). Data from the National Geophysical Data Center s TerrainBase Digital Terrain Model. Bathymetry is the study of underwater depth of lake or ocean floors. In other words, bathymetry is the underwater… …   Wikipedia

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  • bathymetry — noun measuring the depths of the oceans • Syn: ↑plumbing • Derivationally related forms: ↑plumb (for: ↑plumbing), ↑bathymetric, ↑bathymetrical • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • bathymetry — the measurement of depth and relief in a water body …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • bathymetry — bathymeter, n. bathymetric /bath euh me trik/, bathymetrical, adj. bathymetrically, adv. /beuh thim i tree/, n. 1. the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water. 2. the data derived from such measurement, esp. as… …   Universalium

  • bathymetry — noun The measurement of the depths of the seas …   Wiktionary

  • bathymetry — Synonyms and related words: altimetry, aquiculture, bathometry, biometrics, biometry, cadastration, cartography, chorography, craniometry, depth sounding, echo sounding, echolocation, fathomage, fathoming, geodesy, geodetics, goniometry,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bathymetry — ba·thym·e·try || bÉ™ θɪmɪtrɪ n. measuring of the depth of bodies of water …   English contemporary dictionary

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