phys·​i·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌfi-zē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce physiography (audio) \

Definition of physiography

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physiographer \ ˌfi-​zē-​ˈä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce physiographer (audio) \ noun
physiographic \ ˌfi-​zē-​ō-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce physiographic (audio) \ or less commonly physiographical \ ˌfi-​zē-​ō-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce physiographical (audio) \ adjective

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In terms of this physiography there’s no way the Lomonosov Ridge would be considered an extension of the Siberian shelf. Brian Romans, WIRED, "Seafloor Sunday #73: Territorial disputes in the Arctic Ocean," 19 Sep. 2010

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First Known Use of physiography

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for physiography

probably from French physiographie, from physi- + -graphie -graphy

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The first known use of physiography was circa 1828

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