vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes.
Origin of hypsometry
Related formshyp·so·met·ric [hip-suh-me-trik] /ˌhɪp səˈmɛ trɪk/, hyp·so·met·ri·cal, adjectivehyp·so·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbhyp·som·e·trist, noun
First recorded in 1560–70; hypso-
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Derived Formshypsometric (ˌhɪpsəˈmɛtrɪk) or hypsometrical, adjectivehypsometrically, adverbhypsometrist, noun
(in mapping) the establishment of height above sea levelAlso called: hypsography
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The measurement of elevation relative to sea level. Also called hypsography
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