orographic

adjective
oro·​graph·​ic | \ˌȯr-ə-ˈgra-fik \
variants: or less commonly orographical \ ˌȯr-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl \

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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