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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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Atmospheric pressure," said Bert, finding a use at last for the elementary physiography of his seventh-standard days.
In each landform are many local ecosystems of much smaller scale with distinct physiography, soil, and vegetation.
The results of those analyses, published in 80 individual reports produced by 59 different specialists, covering zoology, geology, botany, meteorology, magnetism, glaciology and physiography, made a significant--and lasting--contribution to our understanding of the frozen continent.
The expanded study will include all of the Crawford Upland karst physiography between White River and East Fork in southern Indiana.
Elsewhere there was closer association with physiography, and pedologists in many countries took advantage of this to expedite survey.
Physiography and biogeography of northeastern Mexico.
Consideration of the intervening physiography between Mexican and Guatemalan populations of Heloderma and the historical geology of the region prompted speculation that ancestral populations gained entry into the Motagua Valley not from the Grijalva Depression, but from along the Pacific corridor and the Santa Rosa-Jalapa lowlands (Campbell and Vannini, 1988).
Construction of hydropower project also involves alteration to land use, physiography apart from construction activities in a smaller area of catchment, thereby causes accelerated erosion in the project area.
On Sears' map, she outlined the physiographic provinces of Ohio in an attempt to show a correlation between virgin forests and the physiography.
The physiography and extent of public oyster grounds in Pocomoke Sound, Virginia.
The next section includes short but well written descriptions of the physiography, geological origin, climate, and habitats of Islas de la Bahia (Utila, Roatan, Barbareta, Morat, and Guanaja) and of the major islands in Cayos Cochinos.