from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The science of the ocean; oceanography; that branch of physical geography which has to do with the phenomena of the ocean.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The study or science of the life of marine organisms.
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- noun The
scientific studyof marine life.
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Ancient Greek sea + -graphy.
Borromeo, ranked with Peter Martyr among the first writers on deep-sea research -- or thalassography, and is considered to be the founder of statistical science.