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hypsometry

[hip-som-i-tree] /hɪpˈsɒm ɪ tri/
noun
1.
vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; hypso- + -metry
Related forms
hypsometric
[hip-suh-me-trik] /ˌhɪp səˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
hypsometrical, adjective
hypsometrically, adverb
hypsometrist, noun
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  • Barometric hypsometry and reduction of the barometer to sea level.
British Dictionary definitions for hypsometry

hypsometry

/hɪpˈsɒmɪtrɪ/
noun
1.
(in mapping) the establishment of height above sea level Also called hypsography
Derived Forms
hypsometric (ˌhɪpsəˈmɛtrɪk), hypsometrical, adjective
hypsometrically, adverb
hypsometrist, noun
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hypsometry in Science
hypsometry
  (hĭp-sŏm'ĭ-trē)   
The measurement of elevation relative to sea level. Also called hypsography.
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