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Origin of physiography

First recorded in 1820–30; physio- + -graphy
Related formsphys·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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for physiography


  1. another name for geomorphology, physical geography
Derived Formsphysiographer, nounphysiographic (ˌfɪzɪəˈɡræfɪk) or physiographical, adjectivephysiographically, adverb
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physiography in Science


  1. See physical geography.
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