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hypsometry

[hip-som-i-tree]
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noun
  1. vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes.
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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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hypsometry

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

[hĭp-sŏmĭ-trē]
  1. The measurement of elevation relative to sea level. Also called hypsography
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