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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The process of using a device consisting of several water-collection bottles, such as Nansen bottles, that are wired and clamped together and used to collect data on water characteristics at various depths.

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  • noun A form of scientific water measurement in which several connected bottles are lowered into the water to collect samples.

Etymologies

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hydro- + cast

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