orography

[ aw-rog-ruh-fee, oh-rog- ]
/ ɔˈrɒg rə fi, oʊˈrɒg- /

noun

the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains.

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Also called o·rol·o·gy [aw-rol-uh-jee, oh-rol-]. /ɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, oʊˈrɒl-/.

Origin of orography

First recorded in 1840–50; oro-1 + -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM orography

or·o·graph·ic [awr-uh-graf-ik, or-uh-], /ˌɔr əˈgræf ɪk, ˌɒr ə-/, or·o·graph·i·cal, adjectiveor·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for orography

orography

orology (ɒˈrɒlədʒɪ)

/ (ɒˈrɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the study or mapping of relief, esp of mountains

Derived forms of orography

orographer or orologist, nounorographic (ˌɒrəʊˈɡræfɪk) or orological (ˌɒrəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveorographically or orologically, adverb
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