from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to hypsography, or the science which deals with the altitudes of different portions of the earth's surface: as, a hypsographic map, one showing by contour-lines, or other symbols, the relative elevation of the different portions of the territory mapped. See
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- adjective sciences Of or relating to
hypsography(measuring altitude or depth versus area)
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The depth of the coastal zone has been established through an interesting historical accident-essentially based on the shallowest isobath that was originally used in the early 20th century hypsographic analysis.