Hyetography
Hyetography Hy`e*tog"ra*phy, n. The branch of physical science which treats of the geographical distribution of rain. [1913 Webster]

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  • hyetography — [hī΄ə täg′rə fē] n. [ HYETO + GRAPHY] the branch of meteorology having to do with the geographical distribution and annual variation of rainfall hyetographic [hī΄ə tə graf′ik] adj. hyetographical …   English World dictionary

  • hyetography — hyetographic /huy i teuh graf ik/, hyetographical, adj. hyetographically, adv. /huy i tog reuh fee/, n. the study of the annual and geographical distribution of rainfall. [1840 50; HYETO + GRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyetography — hy·e·tog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • hyetography — hy•e•tog•ra•phy [[t]ˌhaɪ ɪˈtɒg rə fi[/t]] n. mer the study of the annual and geographical distribution of rainfall • Etymology: 1840–50 hy e•to•graph′ic təˈgræf ɪk hy e•to•graph′i•cal, adj. hy e•to•graph′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • hyetography — ˌhīəˈtägrəfē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hyet + graphy : a scientific description of the geographical distribution of rain * * * hyetographic /huy i teuh graf ik/, hyetographical, adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hyetographic — Hy e*to*graph ic, a. Of or pertaining to to hyetography. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. shower, precipitation, rainstorm, downpour. v. shower, pour, drizzle; bestow, lavish, shower upon. See water. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Water falling in drops] Syn. drizzle, mist, sprinkle, sprinkling,… …   English dictionary for students

  • River — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Water in motion. < N PARAG:River >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 running water running water GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 jet jet spirt spurt squirt spout spray splash rush gush …   English dictionary for students

  • hyeto- — mer aff. a combining form meaning “rain”: hyetography[/ex] • Etymology: comb. form repr. Gk hyetós rain, der. of hýein to rain …   From formal English to slang

  • hyetal —   a. pertaining to rain.    ♦ hyetograph, n. rain gauge; chart of average rainfall.    ♦ hyetography, n. study of rainfall distribution.    ♦ hyetology, n. study of all precipitation.    ♦ hyetometer, n. rain gauge.    ♦ hyetometrograph, n.… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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