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hypsometry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hypsometry measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hypsometry 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypsometry 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hypsometry hip-som′e-tri the art of measuring the heights of places on the earth's surface by means of the Hypsom′eter
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hypsi, on high, metron, a measure.

Usage

In literature:

Associated words: altimetry, altimeter, hypsometry, hypsometer.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
What a deplorable state for the science of hypsometry to be in!
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
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