Definition of Orography

1. Noun. The science of mountains.

Exact synonyms: Orology
Generic synonyms: Geology



Definition of Orography

1. n. That branch of science which treats of mountains and mountain systems; orology; as, the orography of Western Europe.

Definition of Orography

1. Noun. (geomorphology) the scientific study, or a physical description of mountains ¹

2. Noun. the orographic features of a region ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orography

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Medical Definition of Orography

1. That branch of science which treats of mountains and mountain systems; orology; as, the orography of Western Europe. Origin: Gr. A mountain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orography

orogastric
orogen
orogeneses
orogenesis
orogenetic
orogenic
orogenies
orogens
orogeny
orographer
orographers
orographic
orographical
orographies
orography (current term)
orohippus
oroide
oroides
oroidin
oroidins
orolingual
orological
orologies
orologist
orologists
orology
oromandibular dystonia
orometer
orometers

Literary usage of Orography

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1. L. Richard's ... Comprehensive Geography of the Chinese Empire and by Louis Richard (1908)
"orography. Climate. Hydrography, 489. — Lakes. Coast-line. 491. — Fauna and Flora. Agricultural and Mineral Wealth, 492. — Population (People), 493. ..."

2. Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government by Johann Justus Rein (1884)
"orography. A. GENERAL CONFORMATION OF THE GROUND. THE Japanese Empire is a mountain country, in which the level, cultivated ground, including the artificial ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1879)
"... it is separated by a range of low hills. The longitude of Kandahar was fixed by electric telegraph. 8. On the orography of the North-Western Frontier ..."

4. Central and South America by Augustus Henry Keane, Clements Robert Markham (1901)
"orography and Geology In the central parts of the peninsula, lying between the northern and southern granitic sections, the laud slopes gradually upwards ..."

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