hypsometry

[ hip-som-i-tree ]
/ hɪpˈsɒm ɪ tri /
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. hypsochromic,
  2. hypsographic,
  3. hypsography,
  4. hypsometer,
  5. hypsometric,
  6. hyracoid,
  7. hyracotherium,
  8. hyrax,
  9. hyrcania,
  10. hyrcanian

Origin of hypsometry

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for hypsometry

hypsometry

/ (hɪpˈsɒmɪtrɪ) /

noun

(in mapping) the establishment of height above sea levelAlso called: hypsography
Derived Formshypsometric (ˌhɪpsəˈmɛtrɪk) or hypsometrical, adjectivehypsometrically, adverbhypsometrist, noun

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Science definitions for hypsometry

hypsometry

[ hĭp-sŏmĭ-trē ]

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