[ hip-som-i-tree ]
/ hɪpˈsɒm ɪ tri /


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

Origin of hypsometry

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

Related forms

hyp·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


/ (hɪpˈsɒmɪtrɪ) /


(in mapping) the establishment of height above sea levelAlso called: hypsography

Derived Forms

hypsometric (ˌhɪpsəˈmɛtrɪk) or hypsometrical, adjectivehypsometrically, adverbhypsometrist, noun
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Science definitions for hypsometry


[ hĭp-sŏmĭ-trē ]

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