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n. pl. hyp·sog·ra·phies
a. The scientific study of the earth's topologic configuration above sea level, especially the measurement and mapping of land elevations.
b. A representation or description of the earth's topologic features above sea level, as on a map.
hyp′so·graph′ic (hĭp′sə-grăf′ĭk), hyp′so·graph′i·cal adj.
1. (Physical Geography) the study and mapping of the earth's topography above sea level
2. (Physical Geography) topography or relief, or a map showing this
3. (Physical Geography) another name for hypsometry
hypsographic, ˌhypsoˈgraphical adj
a branch of geography that deals with the measurement and mapping of the varying elevations of the earth’s surface above sea level. — hypsographic, hypsographical, adj.See also: Heights
the branch of geography that studies land areas above sea level to measure and map them. — hypsographic, hypsographical, adj.See also: Geography
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|Noun||1.||hypsography - the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)|
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
|2.||hypsography - measurement of the elevation of land above sea level|