Topography Definition

tə-pŏgrə-fē
topographies
noun
The surface features of a region, including its relief and rivers, lakes, etc., and such man-made features as canals, bridges, roads, etc.
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The science of drawing on maps and charts or otherwise representing surface 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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The arrangement of such features in a particular region.
Webster's New World
The accurate and detailed description of a place.
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Other Word Forms of Topography

Noun

Singular:
topography
Plural:
topographies

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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