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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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Physiographically, the most notable feature of the subdivision was a broad faulted tableland.
Physiographically sensitive mapping of climatological temperature and precipitation across the conterminous United States.
The foundation rock sare physiographically inconspicuous and, generally, occupy low ground.
Pasteris, 2008: Physiographically sensitive mapping of climatological temperature and precipitation across the conterminous United States.
It is generally characterized by surface sedimentary rocks that can physiographically be divided into three main units: the Qarun lake, the plains of ancient terraces, and the plateau surface with irregular scarped faces.
The region is physiographically called Third Plateau of the Parana State, with altitude of 520 m, latitude 25[degrees]44'S and longitude 53[degrees]04' W, the climate is subtropical humid mesothermal (Cfa and Cfb), according to Koppen classification.
Physiographically, weathering of the gabbro bedrock produces gentler slopes and broader summit ridges than weathering of the harzburgite, resulting in relatively greater physical area at high elevations and facilitating soil development, creating a more hospitable and diverse edaphic environment for most plant species.
Physiographically, it is part of the Sonoran Desert province and the Sonoran Mountains and Plains subprovince (Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia, INEGI), http://mapserver.
The number of native species in physiographically similar and geographically close river basins varies from 51 (Pardinho river, Patos Lagoon basin; Ribeiro and Kohler, 2007) to 79 (Maquine river, in the Tramandai river system; F.
Physiographically the area is part of Northern Gulf Coastal Plains Province and Tamaulipean Costal Plains Subprovince.
Physiographically, the state may be divided into three regions; (i) hilly tracts, (ii) Foothills and (iii) Plain areas.
This paper aims to help fill these knowledge gaps by 1) documenting the physical and chemical limnology of two relatively large lakes and their major sources of inflow in the Canadian High Arctic; 2) identifying the influence of site-specific factors and the range of hydrochemical responses generated by the same hydroclimatic conditions through comparison of two physiographically similar and adjacent catchments; and 3) assessing the limnological response to intra- and interannual hydroclimatic variability to help shed light on the sensitivity of High Arctic lake ecosystems to future hydroclimatic scenarios.