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orography

[aw-rog-ruh-fee, oh-rog-]
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noun
  1. the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains.

Origin of orography

First recorded in 1840–50; oro-1 + -graphy
Also called o·rol·o·gy [aw-rol-uh-jee, oh-rol-] /ɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, oʊˈrɒl-/.
Related formsor·o·graph·ic [awr-uh-graf-ik, or-uh-] /ˌɔr əˈgræf ɪk, ˌɒr ə-/, or·o·graph·i·cal, adjectiveor·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for orology

Historical Examples

  • Orol′ogist, one versed in orology; Orom′eter, a mountain-barometer.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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British Dictionary definitions for orology

orography

orology (ɒˈrɒlədʒɪ)

noun
  1. the study or mapping of relief, esp of mountains
Derived Formsorographer or orologist, nounorographic (ˌɒrəʊˈɡræfɪk) or orological (ˌɒrəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveorographically or orologically, adverb
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