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hypsometry

[ hip-som-i-tree ]

noun

  1. vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes.


hypsometry

/ ˌhɪpsəˈmɛtrɪk; hɪpˈsɒmɪtrɪ /

noun

  1. (in mapping) the establishment of height above sea level Also calledhypsography


hypsometry

/ hĭp-sŏmĭ-trē /

  1. The measurement of elevation relative to sea level.
  2. Also called hypsography


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Derived Forms

  • hypˈsometrist, noun
  • hypsometric, adjective
  • ˌhypsoˈmetrically, adverb

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Other Words From

  • hyp·so·met·ric [hip-s, uh, -, me, -trik], hypso·metri·cal adjective
  • hypso·metri·cal·ly adverb
  • hyp·some·trist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hypsometry1

First recorded in 1560–70; hypso- + -metry

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Example Sentences

Hypsometry, hip-som′e-tri, n. the art of measuring the heights of places on the earth's surface by means of the Hypsom′eter.

Associated words: altimetry, altimeter, hypsometry, hypsometer.

What a deplorable state for the science of hypsometry to be in!

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