topography Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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topographynoun [U]

uk   /təˈpɒɡ.rə.fi/  us   /təˈpɑː.ɡrə-/ specialized
the ​physicalappearance of the ​naturalfeatures of an ​area of ​land, ​especially the ​shape of ​itssurface
topographer
noun [C] uk   /-fər/  us /-fɚ/
topographical
adjective uk   /ˌtɒp.əˈɡræf.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌtɑː.pə-/
topographically
adverb uk   /ˌtɒp.əˈɡræf.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌtɑː.pə-/
(Definition of topography from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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topographynoun [U]

 us   /təˈpɑɡ·rə·fi/
earth science the ​naturalfeatures of ​land, esp. the ​shape of ​itssurface, or the ​science of ​mapping those ​features: Volcanoes have ​sculpted the topography of the ​island.
topographic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌtɑp·əˈɡræf·ɪk/ earth science
topographical
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌtɑp·əˈɡræf·ɪ·kəl/
earth science Borden ​drew the first topographical ​map of Texas.
(Definition of topography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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