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n. pl. to·pog·ra·phies
1. Detailed, precise description of a place or region.
2. Graphic representation of the surface features of a place or region on a map, indicating their relative positions and elevations.
3. A description or an analysis of a structured entity, showing the relations among its components: In the topography of the economy, several depressed areas are revealed.
a. The surface features of a place or region.
b. The surface features of an object: The topography of a crystal.
5. The surveying of the features of a place or region.
6. The study or description of an anatomical region or part.

top′o·graph′ (tŏp′ə-grăf′) n.
top′o·graph′ic (-grăf′ĭk), top′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
top′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.topographically - with regard to topographytopographically - with regard to topography; "the geological environment is the primary factor in determining the character of a country not only topographically but historically"
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As to the moon, she was considerably larger; but the travelers' glasses, not very powerful, did not allow them as yet to make any useful observations upon her surface, or reconnoiter her topographically or geologically.
Topographically, it is dominated by the Indian Plate, which rises above sea level as Nepal and northern parts of India situated south of the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush.
Topographically, the area is mountainous with sparse population and if a divisional officer of a department sets on touring his area it may take almost a month for him to visit its every nook and corner.
Howard's recent work is a visual interpretation of the hills and mountains that surround his home and, while topographically faithful, they reflect the point where memory, experience and imagination converge.
Topographically this region is plain, with scattered small mounds and nullahs, similar to the Pothohar region of Pakistan.
Topographically, most of ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations which is composed of the 10 Southeast Asian states) are similar.
Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70% of its territory being the Kalahari Desert.
For example, Inuit people, faced with snowy, topographically uniform landscapes, are attentive to subtle cues like snowdrift shape and wind direction.
Further, he is helping to establish a new weather station at the Kluane Lake Research Station and provide access to its data, as well as developing methods to evaluate and correct high-resolution climate data in topographically complex terrain.
We stated that the eyes considered topographically and clinically normal in unilateral cases may eventually develop signs of keratoconus findings if followed long enough.