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description of topography

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  • Topography — ( topo , place , and graphia , writing ) is the study of Earth s surface features or those of planets, moons, and asteroids. In a broader sense, topography is concerned with local detail in general, including not only relief but also vegetative… …   Wikipedia

  • Topography — To*pog ra*phy, n. [F. topographie, Gr. ?; ? a place + ? to write.] The description of a particular place, town, manor, parish, or tract of land; especially, the exact and scientific delineation and description in minute detail of any place or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • topography — [tə päg′rə fē] n. pl. topographies [ME topographye < LL topographia < Gr: see TOPIC & GRAPHY] 1. the accurate and detailed description of a place 2. a) the science of drawing on maps and charts or otherwise representing the surface features …   English World dictionary

  • topography — (n.) early 15c., from L.L. topographia, from Gk. topographia a description of a place, from topographos describing a place (as a noun, one who is skilled in topography ), from topos place + graphein to write (see GRAPHY (Cf. graphy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • topography — ► NOUN 1) the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area. 2) a detailed description or representation on a map of such features. DERIVATIVES topographer noun topographic adjective topographical adjective. ORIGIN from… …   English terms dictionary

  • Topography as the study of place — Starting in ancient Greece, places have been described in topography (Polytonic|τοπογραφία), and an author of such writing has been called a topographer (Polytonic|τοπογράφος). Greek and Roman topographers provide much of the basis of modern… …   Wikipedia

  • topography — In anatomy, the description of any part of the body, especially in relation to a definite and limited area of the surface. [topo + G. graphe, a writing] * * * to·pog·ra·phy tə päg rə fē n, pl phies 1) the physical or natural features of …   Medical dictionary

  • topography — [[t]təpɒ̱grəfi[/t]] topographies 1) N UNCOUNT Topography is the study and description of the physical features of an area, for example its hills, valleys, or rivers, or the representation of these features on maps. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, with poss …   English dictionary

  • Description de l'Égypte — For other uses, see Description de l Égypte (disambiguation). The Description of Egypt   …   Wikipedia

  • topography — /təˈpɒgrəfi / (say tuh pogruhfee) noun (plural topographies) 1. the detailed description and analysis of the features of a relatively small area, district, or locality. 2. the detailed description of particular localities, as cities, towns,… …  

  • topography — topographic /top euh graf ik/, topographical, adj. topographically, adv. /teuh pog reuh fee/, n., pl. topographies. 1. the detailed mapping or charting of the features of a relatively small area, district, or locality. 2. the detailed description …   Universalium

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