topography

[ tuh-pog-ruh-fee ]SEE DEFINITION OF topography
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Let the River Marne be used as a base from which this topography can be determined.

Mark how well the events which I relate accord with the topography of the spot.

It was also rich in natural science, topography, and antiquities.

I should have to speak from memory, and I must not make another slip in topography.

In the 'Inferno' I could never get head or tail of the topography.

How has the topography of each of these states affected its commerce?

The explanation, however, is found in the topography of the region.

They made history and topography, where we only make confusion.

Each was studying the topography of the country with the aid of their field glasses.

Topography is also essential to a ballad, or to any Historian.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Late Latin topographia, from Greek topographia "a description of a place," from topographos "describing a place" (as a noun, "one who is skilled in topography"), from topos "place" (see topos) + graphein "to write" (see -graphy).

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