Orography O*rog"ra*phy, n. [Gr. 'o`ros, a mountain + -graphy.] That branch of science which treats of mountains and mountain systems; orology; as, the orography of Western Europe. [1913 Webster]

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  • Orography — (from the Greek όρος, hill, γραφία, to write) is the study of the formation and relief of mountains,[1] and can more broadly include hills, and any part of a region s elevated terrain.[2] Orography (also known as oreography, orology or oreology)… …   Wikipedia

  • orography — [ō räg′rə fē] n. [ ORO + GRAPHY] the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains: cf. OROLOGY orographic [ôr΄ō graf′ik] adj. orographical …   English World dictionary

  • orography — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1846 a branch of physical geography that deals with mountains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orography — orographic /awr euh graf ik, or euh /, orographical, adj. orographically, adv. /aw rog reuh fee, oh rog /, n. the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains. Also called orology /aw rol euh jee, oh rol /. [1840 50; ORO 1 + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • orography — noun a) The scientific study, or a physical description of mountains b) The orographic features of a region …   Wiktionary

  • orography — n. orology, study or science of mountains; description of mountains …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orography — orog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • orography — o•rog•ra•phy [[t]ɔˈrɒg rə fi, oʊˈrɒg [/t]] n. geo the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains. Also called o•rol•o•gy [[t]ɔˈrɒl ə dʒi, oʊˈrɒl [/t]] • Etymology: 1840–50 or•o•graph•ic ˌɔr əˈgræf ɪk, ˌɒr ə or o•graph′i•cal, adj. or… …   From formal English to slang

  • orography — /ɒˈrɒgrəfi/ (say o rogruhfee) noun that branch of physical geography which deals with mountains. Also, oreography. –orographic /ɒroʊˈgræfɪk/ (say oroh grafik), orographical /ɒroʊˈgræfɪkəl/ (say oroh grafikuhl), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • orography — n. (also oreography) the branch of physical geography dealing with mountains. Derivatives: orographic adj. orographical adj …   Useful english dictionary

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