adjective Etymology: Greek hypsos Date: 1845 of, relating to, or indicating elevation (as on a map) <
hypsometric curve

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  • Hypsometric — is a scientific term relating to the measurement of heights. The term originates from the Greek word polytonic|ὕψος hypsos meaning height and the common English root metric referring to measurements. *Hypsometric curve is a histogram of… …   Wikipedia

  • Hypsometric — Hyp so*met ric, Hypsometrical Hyp so*met ric*al, a. Of or pertaining to hypsometry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypsometric — adjective Of or pertaining to hypsometry. Thus the hypsometric curves (Text fig. 9) and the talwege (Text fig. 6) are not so unstable as their form might lead one to believe. See Also: hypsometer …   Wiktionary

  • hypsometric — See hypsometry. * * * …   Universalium

  • hypsometric — adj. relating to measurement of height of land above sea level; of or relating to elevation; indicating elevation (as in a map) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypsometric — hyp·so·met·ric …   English syllables

  • hypsometric — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hypsometric curve — A hypsometric curve is an empirical cumulative distribution function of elevations in a catchment. Differences in hypsometric curves between landscapes arise because the geomorphic processes that shape the landscape may be different.The… …   Wikipedia

  • Hypsometric equation — The hypsometric equation relates the atmospheric pressure ratio to the thickness of an atmospheric layer under the assumptions of constant temperature and gravity. It is derived from the hydrostatic equation and the ideal gas law.It is expressed… …   Wikipedia

  • hypsometric curve — ▪ geology also called  Hypsographic Curve,         cumulative height frequency curve for the Earth s surface or some part thereof. A hypsometric curve is essentially a graph that shows the proportion of land area that exists at various elevations …   Universalium

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