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

  • n. The study of the physical geography of mountains and mountain ranges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the scientific study, or a physical description of mountains
  • n. the orographic features of a region

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That branch of science which treats of mountains and mountain systems; orology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That division of physical geography or physiography which has to do with the relations and development of the mountain-chains of the regions described.

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

  • n. the science of mountains


oro- + -graphy (Wiktionary)



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