hyps

Definition of hyps

 (Entry 1 of 2)

plural of hyp

variants: or hypsi- or hypso-

Definition of hyps- (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : height hypsography
2 : on high : aloft hypsicephalic hypsodont

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History and Etymology for hyps

Combining form

in sense 1, from Greek, from hypsos; in sense 2, from Greek, from hypsi; Greek hypsos & Greek hypsi akin to Greek hypo under

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“Hyps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyps. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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