Topography meaning

tə-pŏgrə-fē
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Topography is the study of the land and water features of an area.

An example of topography is a map that shows the land elevations in a state.

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The surveying of the features.
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A description or an analysis of a structured entity, showing the relations among its components.

In the topography of the economy, several depressed areas are revealed.

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A study or description of a region, system, or part of the body showing specific relations of component parts as to shape, size, position, etc.

Cerebral topography.

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Detailed, precise description of a place or region.
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The study or description of an anatomical region or part.
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(archaic) The accurate and detailed description of a place.
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The three-dimensional arrangement of physical attributes (such as shape, height, and depth) of a land surface in a place or region. Physical features that make up the topography of an area include mountains, valleys, plains, and bodies of water. Human-made features such as roads, railroads, and landfills are also often considered part of a region's topography.
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The detailed description or drawing of the physical features of a place or region, especially in the form of contour maps .
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The features themselves (the terrain)
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Graphic representation of the surface features of a place or region on a map, indicating their relative positions and elevations.
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The surveying of the features of a place or region.
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Any similar study of an entity, as the mind, the atom, a particular discipline, etc.
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The study or description of an anatomical region or part.
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Origin of topography

  • First attested in 1432. From Middle English topographye, from Latin topographia, from Ancient Greek τοπογραφία (topographia), from τόπος (topos, “place") + γράφω (graphō, “I write").

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