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orography

[aw-rog-ruh-fee, oh-rog-] /ɔˈrɒg rə fi, oʊˈrɒg-/
noun
1.
the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains.
Also called orology
[aw-rol-uh-jee, oh-rol-] /ɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, oʊˈrɒl-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; oro-1 + -graphy
Related forms
orographic
[awr-uh-graf-ik, or-uh-] /ˌɔr əˈgræf ɪk, ˌɒr ə-/ (Show IPA),
orographical, adjective
orographically, adverb
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Examples from the web for orography
  • Some of these fluctuations resulted from convergence of flow caused by the complex interaction of storms with orography.
  • It is an important advantage for this modeling study since steep orography tend to generate spurious oscillations.
  • orography can affect the amount of snow that ultimately falls.
  • Considerable local variations in precipitation are imposed by orography and rain shadow effects.
British Dictionary definitions for orography

orography

/ɒˈrɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the study or mapping of relief, esp of mountains
Derived Forms
orographer, orologist, noun
orographic (ˌɒrəʊˈɡræfɪk), orological (ˌɒrəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
orographically, orologically, adverb
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