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Meaning of PHYSIOGRAPHY

Pronunciation:  `fizee'√Ęgrufee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the study of physical features of the earth's surface
 

PHYSIOGRAPHY is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: physical geography
 
 See Also: geographics, geography

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Phys`i*og"ra*phy\, n.
    The descriptive part of a natural science as distinguished
    from the explanatory or theoretic part; as, mineral
    physiography.
    
    
  2. \Phys`i*og"ra*phy\, n. [Gr. fy`sis nature +
    -graphy: cf. F. physiographie.]
    The science which treats of the earth's exterior physical
    features, climate, life, etc., and of the physical movements
    or changes on the earth's surface, as the currents of the
    atmosphere and ocean, the secular variations in heat,
    moisture, magnetism, etc.; physical geography.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: cosmical geology, dynamic geology, geodesy, geodetics, geodynamics, geognosy, geographics, geography, geological chemistry, geological engineering, geology, geomorphogeny, geomorphology, geophysics, geoscopy, geotectonic geology, historical geology, hydrogeology, mineralogy, mining geology, paleontological geology, pedology, physical geography, physical geology, physiographic geology, soil mechanics, soil science, stratigraphic geology, stratigraphy
 

 

 

 

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