noun, plural to·pog·ra·phies.
Origin of topography
Examples from the Web for topographic
He pocketed a topographic map of the border region from the base and prepared his family for the trip ahead.
For this reason the philosophical study of topographic forms requires at least a broad knowledge of related geologic structures.The Andes of Southern Peru|Isaiah Bowman
A pie is a topographic mark; it shows where government land ends.Roy Blakeley's Motor Caravan|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The topographic relations in this part of the course are shown in Fig. 40.The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin|Rollin D. Salisbury
Thomas Moule died in London, aged 67; a well known writer to the extent of many volumes on topographic and heraldic antiquities.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
He made sure that he had his topographic maps and other articles that he had found to be necessary or desirable.The Flying Reporter|Lewis E. (Lewis Edwin) Theiss
British Dictionary definitions for topographic
noun plural -phies
Word Origin and History for topographic
early 15c., from Late Latin topographia, from Greek topographia "a description of a place," from topographos "describing a place" (as a noun, "one who is skilled in topography"), from topos "place" (see topos) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).