- the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains.
Origin of orography
Also called o·rol·o·gy [aw-rol-uh-jee, oh-rol-] /ɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, oʊˈrɒl-/.
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Orol′ogist, one versed in orology; Orom′eter, a mountain-barometer.
- the study or mapping of relief, esp of mountains
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