Bathymetry



the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water.
the data derived from such measurement, especially as compiled in a topographic map.
Historical Examples

bathymetry, bath-im′et-ri, n. the science of measuring the depth of seas and lakes.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

noun
measurement of the depth of an ocean or other large body of water
bathymetry
(bə-thĭm’ĭ-trē)
The measurement of the depth of bodies of water, particularly of oceans and seas.

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