hypsographical

hypsography

[hip-sog-ruh-fee]
noun
1.
a branch of geography that deals with the measurement and mapping of the topography of the earth above sea level.
2.
topographical relief, especially as represented on a map.

Origin:
1880–85; hypso- + -graphy

hypsographic [hip-suh-graf-ik] , hypsographical, adjective
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hypsography (hɪpˈsɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  the study and mapping of the earth's topography above sea level
2.  topography or relief, or a map showing this
3.  another name for hypsometry
 
hypsographic
 
adj
 
hypso'graphical
 
adj

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hypsography   (hĭp-sŏg'rə-fē)  Pronunciation Key 
    1. The scientific study of the Earth's topologic features above sea level, especially the measurement and mapping of land elevations.

    2. A representation or description of these features, as on a map.

  1. See hypsometry.


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