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bathymetry

[buh-thim-i-tree] /bəˈθɪm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water.
2.
the data derived from such measurement, especially as compiled in a topographic map.
Origin of bathymetry
1860-1865
1860-65; bathy- + -metry
Related forms
bathymeter, noun
bathymetric
[bath-uh-me-trik] /ˌbæθ əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
bathymetrical, adjective
bathymetrically, adverb
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Examples from the web for bathymetry
  • Ocean bathymetry with depth curves and soundings, peak elevations, and handcrafted shaded relief provide topographical detail.
  • bathymetry shows underwater terrain by indicating depth below sea level.
  • When installed in an airplane and pointed downward, lidar systems can be used to measure topography and nearshore bathymetry.
  • Simple interpolation techniques produce grossly inaccurate bathymetry models.
British Dictionary definitions for bathymetry

bathymetry

/bəˈθɪmɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
measurement of the depth of an ocean or other large body of water
Derived Forms
bathymetric (ˌbæθɪˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
bathymetrically, adverb
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bathymetry in Science
bathymetry
  (bə-thĭm'ĭ-trē)   
The measurement of the depth of bodies of water, particularly of oceans and seas.
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