from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The scientific study of the earth's topologic configuration above sea level, especially the measurement and mapping of land elevations.
  • noun A representation or description of the earth's topologic features above sea level, as on a map.
  • noun Hypsometry.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See the extract.

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  • noun sciences The data present in contour lines; measurement of altitude or depth versus area.

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  • noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
  • noun the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)


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