orographic

adjective
oro·​graph·​ic | \ ˌȯr-ə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce orographic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly orographical \ ˌȯr-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce orographical (audio) \

Definition of orographic

: of or relating to mountains especially : associated with or induced by the presence of mountains orographic rainfall

First Known Use of orographic

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Orographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orographic. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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