Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Belonging or related to physiography: a physiographic description of the earth, or a physiographic work, is a physico-geographical description or work.
- adj. Of or pertaining to physiography
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to physiography.
“We're traveling west through Texas, near Lubbock, in the semi-arid South Plain section of the Llano Estacado, commonly known as the Stacked Plains, a series of geographical subdivisions with distinct physiographic features.”
“There are five physiographic or geological provinces in New Jersey; each characterized by a similar sequence of rock types, geologic history and geologic structures.”
“Hence physiographic features or pure economic considerations are too weak to account for this giant, well-regulated shipment.”
“Skinner's macroregion pattern is based on physiographic features that naturally characterized each unit, while James Lee's approach is based on political economy.”
“He argues that "separate urban systems developed in each of the major physiographic regions into which agrarian China may be divided, and as late as the mid-nineteenth century, economic and administrative transactions between these discrete systems of cities were too attenuated to bind the parts into an integrated empire-wide urban system.”
“However, the Arizona/New Mexico Plateau (22) is higher than the Colorado Plateaus (20), and it has less physiographic diversity.”
“The Ta Phraya National Park (120-562 m) extends out to the east in two physiographic units: north-draining uplands largely between 280 and 300 m, which fall in a 200 m scarp to the lowland valley of the Lam Sathorn river to the east.”
“Part of one of the deeper physiographic basins of the Rio Grande rift, the Albuquerque Basin ecoregion is lower in elevation, drier, and warmer than surrounding ecoregions to the north, east, and west.”
“Archaeological remains show the adaptation of human societies to severe climate and physiographic changes.”
“The lithologic and physiographic mosaic of Ecoregion 67l is distinct from that of the more rugged Northern Glaciated Ridges (67m), the glaciated and lakestudded plateau of Ecoregion 62b, the Northern Glaciated Shale and Slate Valleys (67k), and the NorthernGlaciated Limestone Valleys (67j).”
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