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The measurement of elevation relative to sea level.

hyp′so·met′ric (hĭp′sə-mĕt′rĭk), hyp′so·met′ri·cal adj.
hyp′so·met′ri·cal·ly adv.
hyp·som′e·trist n.
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(Physical Geography) (in mapping) the establishment of height above sea level. Also called: hypsography
hypsometric, ˌhypsoˈmetrical adj
ˌhypsoˈmetrically adv
hypˈsometrist n
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(hɪpˈsɒm ɪ tri)

vertical control in mapping; the measurement of elevations or altitudes.
hyp`so•met′ric (-səˈmɛ trɪk) hyp`so•met′ri•cal, adj.
hyp`so•met′ri•cal•ly, adv.
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the measurement of altitude and heights, especially with refer-ence to sea level. — hypsometric, hypsometrical, adj.
See also: Heights, Measurement
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Noun1.hypsometry - measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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