a love of high mountains and of heights. —acrophile, n.
the climbing of the Alps or any equally high mountain ranges. —alpinist, n.
the process of the formation of mountains. Also called orogeny. —orogenic, adj.
Physical Geography. the study of mountains and mountain systems. —orographic, oreographic, oreographical, orographical, adj.
the scientific study of mountains. —orologist, oreologist, n. —orological, oreological, adj.
the measurement of mountains. —orometric, adj.
Botany. referring to orophytes, a class of plants growing on mountains below the timberline.
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