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noun: The study of the physical geography of mountains, such as features, topographic relief, etc.
From Greek oro- (mountain) + -graphy (writing, study). Earliest documented use: 1792.
“Cloudbursts ... occur because of rapid lifting of the monsoon clouds by the steep orography of the region.”
Steep Rise in Cases of Extreme Monsoon Rain; The Economic Times (New Delhi, India); Sep 18, 2012.
“Harald to her was a great continent or an exotic wild beast. The abrupt orography of his torso became irresistibly attractive to her.”
Al Bas; Harald and the Holy Cross; Eloquent Books; 2008.
See more usage examples of orography in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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