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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.
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(Physical Geography) another name for geomorphology, physical geography
ˌphysiˈographer n
physiographic, ˌphysioˈgraphical adj
ˌphysioˈgraphically adv
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(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.
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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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Physiographical province of the project area is the Kohistan Island Arc, a tectonically active region which is sandwiched between the converging Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates.
This study was supported by grants from the Foundations of Anna and Edwin Berger (to K.R.); the Royal Physiographical Society of Lund, Forssmans Foundation (to V.M.); the Swedish Medical Research Council (grant no.
parvus extend the distribution of both species towards the isolated mountain ranges of Central Plateau physiographical province where previously they were considered absent (Kohler & Heimes 2002; Stebbins 2003; Hammerson & Frost 2007).
Bloschl, "Smooth regional estimation of lowflow indices: physiographical space based interpolation and top-kriging," Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, vol.
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., 1998).
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., 2012; Molina et al., 2014; Urrego et al., 2014).
Guanajuato is a historical mining city; the northernmost region of the city is located in a transition zone between two physiographical provinces (Cerca-Martinez et al., 2000) causing variable weather which may include extreme events.
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].
The descriptive statistics for the physiographical, climatic, and general characteristics in the findings of linden taxa are presented in Table 1.