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phys′i·og′ra·pher n.
phys′i·o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), phys′i·o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
phys′i·o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(Physical Geography) another name for geomorphology, physical geography
ˌphysiˈographer n
physiographic, ˌphysioˈgraphical adj
ˌphysioˈgraphically adv


(ˌfɪz iˈɒg rə fi)

2. (formerly) geomorphology.
phys`i•og′ra•pher, n.
phys`i•o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) phys`i•o•graph′i•cal, adj.


1. physical geography.
2. geomorphology. See also classification. — physiographer, n.physiographic, physiographical, adj.
See also: Geography
the systematic classification and description of nature. See also geography; geology. — physiographer, n. — physiographic, physiographical, adj.
See also: Classification
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Noun1.physiography - the study of physical features of the earth's surfacephysiography - the study of physical features of the earth's surface
geographics, geography - study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
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The descriptive statistics for the physiographical, climatic, and general characteristics in the findings of linden taxa are presented in Table 1.
Physiographical and historical effects on forest vegetation in central New England, USA.
Data, as it relates to marketing or prospects, was historically based on transaction data and very traditionally collected survey physiographical information.
3]] An SSSI site is legally protected to conserve British wildlife, geological and physiographical heritage, and any activity on such a site requires approval
Under Forestry Acts, FCW's primary duties are the development and management of forests, the production and supply of timber, the conservation and enhancement of natural beauty and the conservation of flora, fauna and geological or physiographical features of special interest.
In October last year, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country, Edward Prys Jones, 38, of Castle Park Farm, Ruthin, and John Bryn Jones, 27, of Plas Einion, Llanfair DC, pleaded guilty to intentionally or recklessly damaging flora, fauna or physiographical features in woodland at Llwyn, near Llanrhaeadr, in the Vale of Clwyd.
The underlying concept is that local climate is conditioned by large-scale climate and by local physiographical features such as topography and vegetation.
Evaluating Plant Species Diversity and Physiographical Factors in Natural Broad Leaf Forest.
Nepal, a central segment of the Himalayan mountain systems, positions between the Paleoartic and Indo-Malayan floristic regions and shows a great variety of physiographical characteristics and abundant diverse ecosystems within a short span of space.
Loons do not usually factor so directly in human economy, nor does a similar loon hunting tradition seem to have evolved elsewhere, so we investigated whether some unique combination of biological and physiographical conditions may have given rise to the loon hunting tradition in Carteret County.
Physiographical Jharia Coalfield represents a low lying flat to gently sloping topographic surface roughly corresponding to the underlying bedding structure.