Hypsometry
Hypsometry Hyp*som"e*try, n. That branch of the science of geodesy which has to do with the measurement of heights, either absolutely with reference to the sea level, or relatively. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hypsometry — is the measurement of land elevation relative to sea level.ee also*Hypsometric curve …   Wikipedia

  • hypsometry — [hipsäm′ə trē] n. [ HYPSO + METRY] the measurement of surface elevations above any level reference plane, esp. sea level hypsometric [hip΄sə me′trik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • hypsometry — hypsometric /hip seuh me trik/, hypsometrical, adj. hypsometrically, adv. hypsometrist, n. /hip som i tree/, n. vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes. [1560 70; HYPSO + METRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypsometry — noun The measurement of elevation relative to sea level See Also: hypsometric, hypsometer …   Wiktionary

  • hypsometry — hyp·som·e·try || hɪp sÉ‘mɪtrɪ / sÉ’m n. science that deals with elevations and altitudes measurement, hypsography, branch of geography that deals with the mapping and measurement of high places …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypsometry — hyp·som·e·try …   English syllables

  • hypsometry — hyp•som•e•try [[t]hɪpˈsɒm ɪ tri[/t]] n. geo vertical control in mapping; the measurement of elevations or altitudes • Etymology: 1560–70 hyp so•met′ric səˈmɛ trɪk hyp so•met′ri•cal, adj. hyp so•met′ri•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • hypsometry — /hɪpˈsɒmətri/ (say hip somuhtree) noun vertical control in mapping; the establishment of elevations or altitudes. –hypsometric /hɪpsəˈmɛtrɪk/ (say hipsuh metrik), hypsometrical /hɪpsəˈmɛtrɪkəl/ (say hipsuh metrikuhl), adjective –hypsometrically… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypsometry — noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level • Syn: ↑hypsography • Hypernyms: ↑measurement, ↑measuring, ↑measure, ↑mensuration …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyp|sog|ra|phy — «hihp SOG ruh fee», noun. 1. the branch of geography that deals with the configuration of the earth s surface with respect to differences of elevation. 2. the matter dealt with by this science; topographic relief. 3. the parts of a map that show… …   Useful english dictionary

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