to·​po·​graph·​ic | \ ˌtä-pə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce topographic (audio) , ˌtō- \

Definition of topographic

: of, relating to, or concerned with topography topographic maps

Examples of topographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use your imagination and get creative by using different distances, time intervals, landmarks, or topographic features (especially if running a trail) to structure your workout. Eric Senseman, Outside Online, 26 Mar. 2021 This app features several map layers including topographic view (which shows the features of the land surfaces), avalanche danger, slope angle, and 3D view. Emilia Benton, SELF, 8 June 2022 This meant the thief had to forcefully rip the artwork in a downward and side-to-side motion to free it, Birkmaier said, creating a topographic map of horizontal ridging across the surface. CNN, 25 May 2022 Small teams of soldiers control the drones from off-road vehicles near the front line, relaying location and topographic data to artillery batteries via military channels on Telegram. Patrick Galey, NBC News, 13 May 2022 During the most recent survey of Lake Powell, USGS scientists produced a topographic map of the lake bed using high-resolution multibeam bathymetry and lidar. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 Access the best topographic, satellite imagery, and weather maps for every adventure. Abigail Barronian, Outside Online, 18 Mar. 2022 For anyone who uses topographic map apps like Gaia GPS to navigate while hiking, this one’s for you. Hannah Singleton, SELF, 22 Feb. 2022 The Prominence Desk was inspired by the topographic layout of Mission Hills Regional Park, and the shapes themselves were semi-generated using a parametric script utilizing the shapes on the actual climbing walls. Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of topographic

1632, in the meaning defined above

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15 Aug 2022

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“Topographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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