[ hip-sog-ruh-fee ]
/ hɪpˈsɒg rə fi /
a branch of geography that deals with the measurement and mapping of the topography of the earth above sea level.
topographical relief, especially as represented on a map.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hypsographyhyp·so·graph·ic [hip-suh-graf-ik] /ˌhɪp səˈgræf ɪk/, hyp·so·graph·i·cal, adjective
Words nearby hypsography
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British Dictionary definitions for hypsography
/ (hɪpˈsɒɡrəfɪ) /
the study and mapping of the earth's topography above sea level
topography or relief, or a map showing this
another name for hypsometry
Derived forms of hypsographyhypsographic (ˌhɪpsəˈɡræfɪk) or hypsographical, adjective
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Scientific definitions for hypsography
[ hĭp-sŏg′rə-fē ]
- The scientific study of the Earth's topologic features above sea level, especially the measurement and mapping of land elevations.
- A representation or description of these features, as on a map.
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