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    The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    Hello,

    What is the difference between hydrosphere and oceans?

    which is more comprehensive?

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    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    The dictionary definition of hydrosphere answers this question.

    Did you look it up before you asked us?

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    #3

    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    I'd say one big difference is that "ocean" is a word that people are familiar with. I think "hydrosphere" is the official term for rabies.

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    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    Actually, the dictionary does not differentiate between the two terms. It just states that hydrosphere is the watery part of the earth including oceans, lakes, etc.
    Can we say hydrosphere is more general than ocean ?

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    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    Quote Originally Posted by shaima19991 View Post
    Actually, the dictionary does not differentiate between the two terms. It just states that hydrosphere is the watery part of the earth including oceans, lakes, etc.
    Can we say hydrosphere is more general than ocean ?
    As oceans do not include lakes, I think the dictionary *did* differentiate for you!

    It depends what you mean by "general". It's certainly not in more general use.

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    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    ... I think "hydrosphere" is the official term for rabies.
    'Fraid not - you're thinking of hydrophobia (a symptom of rabies).

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    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    'Fraid not - you're thinking of hydrophobia (a symptom of rabies).

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    Apologies if your post was tongue in cheek, but for the sake of the learners, Soothing Dave was using word play. "Hydrosphere" sounds like "hydros fear" which would mean a fear of water, which is indicative of rabies.

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    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    Sorry.

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    #9

    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    I feel a crossword clue coming on now I've had the pun pointed out!

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    Re: The difference between hydrosphere and oceans

    As a translator, I think dictionaries not always provide the accurate meaning. Thus, I find it useful to ask native speakers.

    Thank you all for your comments.

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