Etymology
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hypsography (n.)

"the study of comparative altitudes," 1885; see hypso- + -graphy. Related: Hypsographic (1848), of contour maps; earlier in French and German.

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Definitions of hypsography

hypsography (n.)
the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level);
hypsography (n.)
measurement of the elevation of land above sea level;
Synonyms: hypsometry
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