bathymetry vs plumbing what difference

what is difference between bathymetry and plumbing



bathy- +‎ -metry


bathymetry (countable and uncountable, plural bathymetries)

  1. The measurement of the depths of the seas.

Derived terms

  • bathymetric
  • bathymetrist
  • paleobathymetry

Related terms

  • bathymetric




  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈplʌmɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌmɪŋ


plumbing (countable and uncountable, plural plumbings)

  1. The pipes, together with the joints, tanks, stopcocks, taps and other fixtures of a water, gas or sewage system in a house or other building.
  2. The trade or occupation of a plumber.
  3. (informal) A system of vessels or ducts in the human body, especially the genitourinary system.
    My plumbing was playing up, so I had to see the doctor.
  4. (informal, figuratively) Practical, concrete work serving to support other work.
    This is not scientific research as such: it’s just plumbing.
  5. (countable) A Murasugi sum where each disk summed along has its boundary subdivided into four segments.


  • (genitourinary system): waterworks (informal)

Related terms

  • plumb
  • plumber


See also

  • waterworks

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