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orography

[aw-rog-ruh-fee, oh-rog-]
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noun
  1. the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains.
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Origin of orography

First recorded in 1840–50; oro-1 + -graphy
Also called o·rol·o·gy [aw-rol-uh-jee, oh-rol-] /ɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, oʊˈrɒl-/.
Related formsor·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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Historical Examples

  • Orol′ogist, one versed in orology; Orom′eter, a mountain-barometer.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

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British Dictionary definitions for orology

orography

orology (ɒˈrɒlədʒɪ)

noun
  1. the study or mapping of relief, esp of mountains
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Derived Formsorographer or orologist, nounorographic (ˌɒrəʊˈɡræfɪk) or orological (ˌɒrəʊˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveorographically or orologically, adverb
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