topography

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First attested in 1432. From Middle English topographye, from Latin topographia, from Ancient Greek τοπογραφία (topographía), from τόπος (tópos, place) + γράφω (gráphō, I write).

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topography (plural topographies)

  1. a precise description of a place
  2. a detailed graphic representation of the surface features of a place or object
  3. the features themselves (the terrain)
  4. the surveying of the features

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