hyp·​sog·​ra·​phy | \ hipˈsägrəfē \
plural -es

Definition of hypsography

1 : a branch of geography that deals with the measurement and mapping of the varying elevations of the earth's surface with reference to sea level
2 : topographic relief or the devices (as color shadings) by which it is indicated on maps

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International Scientific Vocabulary hyps- + -graphy

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“Hypsography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypsography. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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