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hypsography

[hip-sog-ruh-fee] /hɪpˈsɒg rə fi/
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
1880-1885
1880-85; hypso- + -graphy
Related forms
hypsographic
[hip-suh-graf-ik] /ˌhɪp səˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
hypsographical, adjective
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hypsography

/hɪpˈsɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
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
Derived Forms
hypsographic (ˌhɪpsəˈɡræfɪk), hypsographical, adjective
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hypsography
  (hĭp-sŏg'rə-fē)   
    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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