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[hip-sog-ruh-fee] /hɪpˈsɒg rə fi/

a branch of geography that deals with the measurement and mapping of the topography of the earth above sea level.
topographical relief, especially as represented on a map.
the study and mapping of the earth’s topography above sea level
topography or relief, or a map showing this
another name for hypsometry


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  • Hypsometry

    [hip-som-i-tree] /hɪpˈsɒm ɪ tri/ noun 1. vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes. /hɪpˈsɒmɪtrɪ/ noun 1. (in mapping) the establishment of height above sea level Also called hypsography hypsometry (hĭp-sŏm’ĭ-trē) The measurement of elevation relative to sea level. Also called hypsography.

  • Hypsophobia

    noun a fear of high places Word Origin hypso- ‘height’

  • Hyracoid

    /ˈhaɪrəˌkɔɪd/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or belonging to the mammalian order Hyracoidea, which contains the hyraxes noun 2. a hyrax

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