the branch of engineering that deals with the development of equipment and techniques for the exploration of the ocean floor and exploitation of its resources.
noun 1. . [mar-i-kuhl-cher] /ˈmær ɪˌkʌl tʃər/ noun 1. marine aquaculture. /ˈmærɪˌkʌltʃə/ noun 1. the cultivation of marine plants and animals in their natural environment
- Ocean floor spreading
noun 1. another term for sea-floor spreading
[oh-shuh n-fruhnt] /ˈoʊ ʃənˌfrʌnt/ noun 1. the land along the shore of an . adjective 2. pertaining to or located on such land: an oceanfront condominium.
[oh-shuh n-goh-ing] /ˈoʊ ʃənˌgoʊ ɪŋ/ adjective 1. (of a ship) designed and equipped to travel on the open sea. 2. noting or pertaining to sea transportation: oceangoing traffic.