Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The measurement of elevation relative to sea level.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The art of measuring the heights of places upon the surface of the earth, either by leveling, by the barometer, by the thermometer, by trigonometrical observations, or otherwise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That branch of the science of geodesy which has to do with the measurement of heights, either absolutely with reference to the sea level, or relatively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The measurement of elevation relative to sea level

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

  • noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level

Etymologies

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hypsometer +‎ -y

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