microrelief

[ mahy-kroh-ri-leef ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ rɪˈlif /

noun

surface features of the earth of small dimensions, commonly less than 50 feet (15 meters).

Nearby words

  1. micropuncture,
  2. micropyle,
  3. micropyrometer,
  4. microreader,
  5. microrefractometer,
  6. microreproduction,
  7. microrespirometer,
  8. micros.,
  9. microsatellite,
  10. microscope

Origin of microrelief

First recorded in 1930–35; micro- + relief2

Also called microtopography.

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