physiography

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

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Other Words from physiography

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

Examples of physiography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Physiography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physiography. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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