the science of physical geography.
the systematic description of nature in general.
- phys·i·og·ra·pher, noun
- phys·i·o·graph·ic [fiz-ee-uh-graf-ik], /ˌfɪz i əˈgræf ɪk/, phys·i·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use physiography in a sentence
Areas for new national parks are chosen based on how well they “portray the geology, physiography, vegetation, wildlife, and ecosystem diversity characteristic of the natural region,” according to Parks Canada.Sable Island’s famous wild horses are at the heart of a conservation controversy | Moira Donovan / Hakai Magazine | August 1, 2022 | Popular-Science
The popular meaning is better conveyed by the word physiography, a Physical geography.
Distribution of certain cold-blooded animals in Louisiana in relationship to the geology and physiography of the state.North American Recent Soft-shelled Turtles (Family Trionychidae) | Robert G. Webb
To the west of Kashgar the central depression is limited by General physiography.
physiography is a phase of geology which investigates the surface features of the earth.The Economic Aspect of Geology | C. K. Leith
The three divisions of the isthmus recognized in the account of the physiography serve equally well in describing the vegetation.A Distributional Study of the Amphibians of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico | William E. Duellman
British Dictionary definitions for physiography
- physiographer, noun
- physiographic (ˌfɪzɪəˈɡræfɪk) or physiographical, adjective
- physiographically, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for physiography
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.