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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The scientific study of the earth's topologic configuration above sea level, especially the measurement and mapping of land elevations.
  • n. A representation or description of the earth's topologic features above sea level, as on a map.
  • n. Hypsometry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The data present in contour lines; measurement of altitude or depth versus area.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See the extract.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
  • n. the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)

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