Definitions

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

  • noun The scientific description and analysis of the physical conditions, boundaries, flow, and related characteristics of the earth's surface waters.
  • noun The mapping of bodies of water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of the measurement and description of the sea, lakes, rivers, and other waters, with especial reference to their use for the purposes of navigation and commerce.
  • noun The distribution, character, and relations of bodies of water; the condition of the earth or any part of it with respect to its seas, rivers, etc.: as, the hydrography of North America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art of measuring and describing the sea, lakes, rivers, and other waters, with their phenomena.
  • noun That branch of surveying which embraces the determination of the contour of the bottom of a harbor or other sheet of water, the depth of soundings, the position of channels and shoals, with the construction of charts exhibiting these particulars.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical The scientific measurement and description of the physical features and conditions of navigable waters and the shoreline.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the science of the measurement and description and mapping of the surface waters of the earth with special reference to navigation

Etymologies

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hydro- + -graphy

Examples

  • Nevertheless, not only the geology and hydrography of this state play a favorable role in adventure tourism but also the variety of climates from the cold mountain forests to the tropical warmth of the coast, from the temperate central zones to the dry heat of the hot land known as the Tierra Caliente contribute significantly.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • Nevertheless, not only the geology and hydrography of this state play a favorable role in adventure tourism but also the variety of climates from the cold mountain forests to the tropical warmth of the coast, from the temperate central zones to the dry heat of the hot land known as the Tierra Caliente contribute significantly.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • Nevertheless, not only the geology and hydrography of this state play a favorable role in adventure tourism but also the variety of climates from the cold mountain forests to the tropical warmth of the coast, from the temperate central zones to the dry heat of the hot land known as the Tierra Caliente contribute significantly.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • Nevertheless, not only the geology and hydrography of this state play a favorable role in adventure tourism but also the variety of climates from the cold mountain forests to the tropical warmth of the coast, from the temperate central zones to the dry heat of the hot land known as the Tierra Caliente contribute significantly.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • Nevertheless, not only the geology and hydrography of this state play a favorable role in adventure tourism but also the variety of climates from the cold mountain forests to the tropical warmth of the coast, from the temperate central zones to the dry heat of the hot land known as the Tierra Caliente contribute significantly.

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • Hydrobiological conditions are relatively stable within the domain of the Atlantic water to the south and west of Iceland, while there may be large seasonal as well as interannual variations in the hydrography and levels of biological production in the mixed waters on the north and east Icelandic shelf [13], depending on the intensity of the flow of Atlantic water and the proximity of the Polar Front.

    Fisheries and aquaculture in the Central North Atlantic (Iceland and Greenland)

  • These areas are characterized by a combination of unique ecological criteria, bathymetry, hydrography, productivity and trophic relationships [3].

    Large marine ecosystems

  • The Black Hills are an outlier of the Middle Rockies and share with them a montane climate, hydrography, and land use pattern.

    Ecoregions of North Dakota and South Dakota (EPA)

  • The Black Hills are an outlier of the Middle Rockies and share with them a montane climate, hydrography, and land use pattern.

    Ecoregions of Wyoming (EPA)

  • The hydrography of the St. Lawrence Island polynya region and the Anadyr region is ultimately related to the northward transport of water through the Bering Strait.

    Future change in processes and impacts on Arctic biota

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  • "the art of making sea-charts, and giving an account of the tides, bays, gulphs, creeks, sands, rocks, shoals, harbours, &c." (citation in list description)

    October 9, 2008