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  • n. The spatial equivalent to chronology; the science of determining the order in which places or regions occur or are constructed.
  • n. The study of the spatial distribution of organisms.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science which treats of the laws of distribution of living organisms over the earth's surface as to latitude, altitude, locality, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of describing localities; chorography.
  • n. The science of the geographical distribution of plants and animals; zoögeography and phytogeography.


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  • Aspects of the ecology, taxonomy and chorology of the floras of Africa and Madagascar.

    Northern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic

  • Pref., The great series of phenomena of comparative anatomy and ontogeny,.. chorology and œcology. 1879 tr. THE CRACK.

  • Those who are not satisfied with the synthetic proofs of the theory of evolution which are provided by comparative anatomy, embryology, paleontology, dysteleology, chorology, and classification, may try to refute the analytic proof given in my treatise on the sponge, the outcome of five years of assiduous study.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • The striking and interesting facts of chorology can be explained only by the theory of evolution, and therefore we must count them among the most important of its inductive bases.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • "science of distribution," or chorology (chora = a place) -- has been pursued with lively interest since the discoveries made by Alexander von Humboldt.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1


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