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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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NIEA designate ASSIs due to their special flora, fauna, or geological, physiographical features.
The S Provence sub-basin started during the Early Jurassic in response to the early Alpine Tethys opening that fragmented a single shelf area into several physiographical units ("Ligurian rifting cycle": de Graciansky et al.
The Clearwater River straddles two physiographical provinces and derives its water from the Interior Plains and from the Canadian Shield with numerous lakes.
In these forests, flooding, pore water salinity and sediment input are responsible for differences in physiographical mangrove types (Garcia-Valencia, 2007; Hoyos et al.
The misrepresentation of these effects and the local physiographical features can lead to incorrect estimations of several degrees in the temperature, in the moisture levels and errors in the wind speed and wind direction (Bravo et al.
In physiographical settings hills surround Karachi from west north and northeast while Malir river (the major river in the area) runs from north to south-west [6].
Physiographical and historical effects on forest vegetation in central New England, USA.
The descriptive statistics for the physiographical, climatic, and general characteristics in the findings of linden taxa are presented in Table 1.
The Convention defines "natural heritage" as: "natural such formations, which are of outstanding universal value from the aesthetic or scientific point of view; geological and physiographical formations and precisely delineated areas which constitute the habitat of threatened species of animals and plants of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation; natural sites or precisely delineated natural areas of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science, conservation or natural beauty.
Data, as it relates to marketing or prospects, was historically based on transaction data and very traditionally collected survey physiographical information.