- the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains.
Origin of orography
Also called o·rol·o·gy [aw-rol-uh-jee, oh-rol-] /ɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, oʊˈrɒl-/.
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Examples from the Web for orography
Ridges, rather than ranges, are the predominant feature of its orography.The Gates of India
The orography of the western coast of Hudson Bay is little known.
For orography and geology see an article by P. Verri in Boll.
While during the winter the state of the ice is of decisive importance, the orography of the land comes now into consideration.
Its orography gives rise to the presence of numerous rivers and streams, all of which are upon the Atlantic watershed.Mexico
Charles Reginald Enock
- the study or mapping of relief, esp of mountains
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