- vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes.
Origin of hypsometry
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Associated words: altimetry, altimeter, hypsometry, hypsometer.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
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.
What a deplorable state for the science of hypsometry to be in!Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I
Karl Ritter von Scherzer
- (in mapping) the establishment of height above sea levelAlso called: hypsography
- The measurement of elevation relative to sea level. Also called hypsography
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