physiography

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physio- +‎ -graphy

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physiography ‎(countable and uncountable, plural physiographies)

  1. (geography) The subfield of geography that studies physical patterns and processes of the Earth. It aims to understand the forces that produce and change rocks, oceans, weather, and global flora and fauna patterns.
  2. The descriptive part of a natural science as distinguished from the explanatory or theoretical part.
    mineral physiography

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