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The measurement of the depth of bodies of water.

bath′y·met′ric (băth′ə-mĕt′rĭk), bath′y·met′ri·cal adj.
bath′y·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
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(Physical Geography) measurement of the depth of an ocean or other large body of water
bathymetric adj
ˌbathyˈmetrically adv
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(bəˈθɪm ɪ tri)

the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water.
ba•thym′e•ter, n.
bath•y•met•ric (ˌbæθ əˈmɛ trɪk) bath`y•met′ri•cal, adj.
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the measurement of the depths of oceans, seas, or other large bodies of water. — bathymetric, bathymetrical. adj.
See also: Depth
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Noun1.bathymetry - measuring the depths of the oceans
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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