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English definition of “oceanography”

oceanography

noun [U]  /ˌoʊ·ʃəˈnɑɡ·rə·fi/
earth science the scientific study of the oceans and seas and the organisms that live in them
oceanographer
noun [C] /ˌoʊ·ʃəˈnɑɡ·rə·fər/ earth science
(Definition of oceanography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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