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 The storytelling is almost too precise, weaving a fair amount of wilderness jargon and topographic details to the point of some confusion, but who can blame Dial for his obsessive accounting? Matt Damsker, USA TODAY, "Review: Roman Dial documents his tragic search for missing child in 'The Adventurer's Son'," 18 Feb. 2020 As command module pilot, Swigert had trained to photograph the natural satellite from high above, including using a new large-format topographic camera that had not been flown before. Robert Z. Pearlman, Scientific American, "Apollo 13 at 50 Years: Looking Back at the Mission’s Lost Lunar Science," 13 Apr. 2020 Get outside and hit the trails AllTrails (which also has an app) is easy to use, and provides detailed information on trails in your area, from current conditions to overviews of the difficulty, distance, and even topographic maps. Lindsey Vickers, USA TODAY, "28 reasons to still be excited that it's spring," 3 Apr. 2020 Atlas was an acronym for advanced topographic laser altimeter system. Jon Gertner, Scientific American, "How a New Wave of Orbiting Sentinels Is Changing Climate Science," 6 Jan. 2020 Users can get data subscriptions for individual states or the whole country, and with that comes immediate access to property boundaries, landowner names, topographic lines, hunting zones, and more at the touch of a screen. Field & Stream, "The Best Hunting and Fishing Gear of the Decade," 27 Dec. 2019 The inReach Explorer+ includes topographic maps of Canada, Mexico, and the U.S., and the SOS button immediately contacts international search and rescue. Popular Science, "Handheld navigation systems that keep you on route when you lose cell service," 6 Jan. 2020 The same is true of regional effects caused by things like topographic features or islands. The Economist, "Predicting the climatic future is riddled with uncertainty," 21 Sep. 2019 The vibe is trippy, from the carpeting inspired by topographic maps to acid-bright murals of Western landscapes. Elaine Glusac,, "What’s new this ski season, from terrain parks and pass wars to dark-sky intrigues," 4 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of topographic

1632, in the meaning defined above

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“Topographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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