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The study of the physical geography of mountains and mountain ranges.

or′o·graph′ic (ôr′ə-grăf′ĭk), or′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
or′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(ɒˈrɒɡrəfɪ) or


(Physical Geography) the study or mapping of relief, esp of mountains
oˈrographer, oˈrologist n
orographic, ˌoroˈgraphical, orological adj
ˌoroˈgraphically, ˌoroˈlogically adv


(ɔˈrɒg rə fi, oʊˈrɒg-)

the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains. Also called o•rol•o•gy (ɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, oʊˈrɒl-)
or•o•graph•ic (ˌɔr əˈgræf ɪk, ˌɒr ə-) or`o•graph′i•cal, adj.
or`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.

orography, oreography

Physical Geography. the study of mountains and mountain systems. — orographic, oreographic, oreographical, orographical, adj.
See also: Mountains
the branch of physical geography that studies mountains and mountain systems. — orographic, orographical, adj.
See also: Geography


The study of relief features such as mountains or the mapping of these.
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Noun1.orography - the science of mountains
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks


[ɒˈrɒgrəfɪ] norografia
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In the lunar orography they have discerned some chains of mountains, which are chiefly distributed over the northern hemisphere.
For this and given the orography of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria it is necessary to have tourism vehicles and on the other side of vans and off-road vehicles in order to guarantee access to all basic health areas.
These processes, together with the current processes of complex environmental change (influence of light, orography, predation, scrubland expansion, senescence, phytosanitary state, etc.
The currents low intensity, the small volume of water exchanged by tidal cycle and the limited influence of winds because the orography causes inefficient water renewal (IMTA, 2010).
The orography of the collection area, corresponding to a preserved oak forest, consists of rugged slopes, volcanic soils with spaces between the rocks and high accumulation of leaf litter.
This demonstrates the importance of the basin orography in the precipitation behavior.
Although the Baltic States are comparatively flat (the highest elevation about 318 m) and small-scale regional differences are influenced by station location, some features of the spatial distribution inland may be explained by orography.
The orography is dominated by a central vast plateau around 600 m above sea level (a.
Combined effects of terrain orography and thermal stratification on pollutant dispersion in a town valley: a T-RANS simulation.