Definition of Hypsometry

1. Noun. Measurement of the elevation of land above sea level.

Exact synonyms: Hypsography
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measurement, Measuring, Mensuration



Definition of Hypsometry

1. n. That branch of the science of geodesy which has to do with the measurement of heights, either absolutely with reference to the sea level, or relatively.

Definition of Hypsometry

1. Noun. The measurement of elevation relative to sea level ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypsometry

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Literary usage of Hypsometry

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1. Topographic, Trigonometric and Geodetic Surveying: Including Geographic by Herbert Michael Wilson (1912)
"hypsometry.—hypsometry is that branch of sur- veying which treats of the ... hypsometry, or leveling, is the determination of the relative elevations or ..."

2. Topographic, Trigonometric and Geodetic Surveying: Including Geographic by Herbert Michael Wilson (1912)
"hypsometry.—hypsometry is that branch of surveying which treats of the ... hypsometry, or leveling, is the determination of the relative elevations or ..."

3. Topographical Surveying: Including Geographic, Exploratory, and Military by Herbert Michael Wilson (1900)
"hypsometry.—hypsometry is that branch of surveying which treats of the ... hypsometry, or leveling, is the determination of the relative elevations or ..."

4. Topographical Surveying: Including Geographic, Exploratory, and Military by Herbert Michael Wilson (1900)
"hypsometry.—hypsometry is that branch of surveying which treats of the ... hypsometry, or leveling, is the determination of the relative elevations or ..."

5. Physics of the Air by William Jackson Humphreys (1920)
"In some that follow, however, barometric hypsometry, for instance, or the determination of altitude from pressure, it is a factor that cannot always be ..."

6. Annual Record of Science and Industry by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1878)
"hypsometry. A year ago there was published a memoir by Grassi, of Milan, on " Barometric hypsometry," in which he drew attention to the formula of ..."

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