to·​po·​graph·​i·​cal | \ ˌtä-pə-ˈgra-fi-kəl How to pronounce topographical (audio) , ˌtō- \

Definition of topographical

2 : of, relating to, or concerned with the artistic representation of a particular locality a topographical poem topographical painting

Other Words from topographical

topographically \ ˌtä-​pə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce topographical (audio) , ˌtō-​ \ adverb

Examples of topographical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The giant topographical map is of concrete, assembled in sections. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, 14 May 2022 The dashboard features Paldao wood trim with a topographical map of Mount Denali etched in, which is echoed on the seat backs. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 3 May 2022 Compared with the regular Denali, the Ultimate's cabin is lined with richer leather upholstery, a microsuede headliner, and real wood trim etched with topographical maps of Mount Denali. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 10 May 2022 Apps like Gaia GPS can provide topographical maps to get you there. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 31 Aug. 2021 While previous projects used a form of machine learning to identify artists based on the analysis of high-resolution images of the paintings, the new system uses topographical scans of the canvasses. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Jan. 2022 The team assessed pollen samples from 261 sites in 19 modern-day European countries to examine topographical changes between 1250 and 1450. Jane Recker, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 Feb. 2022 The emergency team’s extraction of the boy, named in the king’s statement as Rayan Oram, followed a mission that involved first responders, diggers and topographical engineers working round-the-clock with bulldozers and backhoes. Washington Post, 8 Feb. 2022 In order to locate cliffs in Palestinian areas of the West Bank, Bruns and Harris teamed up with a local hydrologist to overlay topographical maps with a political one. Joe Purtell, Outside Online, 26 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of topographical

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 May 2022

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“Topographical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for topographical


topo·​graph·​i·​cal | \ ˌtäp-ə-ˈgraf-i-kəl How to pronounce topographical (audio) \
variants: or topographic \ -​ik How to pronounce topographical (audio) \

Medical Definition of topographical

1 : of, relating to, or concerned with topography topographical correspondences between the skin and the cortex— F. A. Geldard
2 : of or relating to a mind made up of different strata and especially of the conscious, preconscious, and unconscious

Other Words from topographical

topographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce topographical (audio) \ adverb


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