physiography

[ fiz-ee-og-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌfɪz iˈɒg rə fi /

noun

the science of physical geography.
(formerly) geomorphology.
the systematic description of nature in general.

Origin of physiography

First recorded in 1820–30; physio- + -graphy

Related forms

phys·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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British Dictionary definitions for physiography

physiography

/ (ˌfɪzɪˈɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun


Derived Forms

physiographer, nounphysiographic (ˌfɪzɪəˈɡræfɪk) or physiographical, adjectivephysiographically, adverb
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Science definitions for physiography

physiography

[ fĭz′ē-ŏgrə-fē ]

See physical geography.

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