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a combining form meaning “height,” “altitude,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, hypsi-.
Origin of hypso-
< Greek, combining form of hýpsos height; akin to hypo-, up Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for hypsi-


combining form
indicating height: hypsometry
Word Origin
from Greek hupsos
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Word Origin and History for hypsi-

word-forming element meaning "on high," from Greek hypsi "aloft, on high," related to hypsos "height;" cognate with Sanskrit os "above, over," Old Church Slavonic vysoku "high."

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