What does hypsometry mean?

Definitions for hypsometryhɪpˈsɒm ɪ tri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hypsometry, hypsography(noun)

    measurement of the elevation of land above sea level


  1. hypsometry(Noun)

    The measurement of elevation relative to sea level

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hypsometry(noun)

    that branch of the science of geodesy which has to do with the measurement of heights, either absolutely with reference to the sea level, or relatively


  1. Hypsometry

    Hypsometry is the measurement of land elevation relative to sea level. Bathymetry is the underwater equivalent. A hypsometer is an instrument used in hypsometry, which estimates the elevation by boiling water – water boils at different temperatures depending on the air pressure, and thus altitude. On Earth, the elevations can take on either positive and negative values, and are bimodal due to the contrast between the continents and oceans. On other planets within this solar system, elevations are typically unimodal, owing to the lack of oceans on those bodies.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hypsometry

    hip-som′e-tri, n. the art of measuring the heights of places on the earth's surface by means of the Hypsom′eter.—adj. Hypsomet′ric. [Gr. hypsi, on high, metron, a measure.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypsometry in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypsometry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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