[ fiz-ee-og-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌfɪz iˈɒg rə fi /
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the science of physical geography.
the systematic description of nature in general.
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OTHER WORDS FROM physiographyphys·i·og·ra·pher, nounphys·i·o·graph·ic [fiz-ee-uh-graf-ik], /ˌfɪz i əˈgræf ɪk/, phys·i·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
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How to use physiography in a sentence
Diagram of physiographic features of the barrier beach of Tamaulipas.
The surface of Georgia is divided into five physiographic zones.
The physiographic cause lies in the elasticity of the earth's crust and the leveling effect of weathering and denudation.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple
In a broad way these steps in the westward movement have corresponded with great physiographic areas.The Colonization of North America|Herbert Eugene Bolton
Our State is excelled by none in its diversity of climatic and physiographic features.The Birds of Washington (Volume 1 of 2)|William Leon Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for physiography
/ (ˌfɪzɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) /
another name for geomorphology, physical geography
Derived forms of physiographyphysiographer, nounphysiographic (ˌfɪzɪəˈɡræfɪk) or physiographical, adjectivephysiographically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for physiography
[ fĭz′ē-ŏg′rə-fē ]
See physical geography.
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