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topography

(təpŏg`rəfē), description or representation of the features and configuration of land surfaces. Topographic maps use symbols and coloring, with particular attention given to the shape and elevations of terrain. Relief is portrayed by means of contourcontour
or contour line,
line on a topographic map connecting points of equal elevation above or below mean sea level. It is thus a kind of isopleth, or line of equal quantity.
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 lines, hachures, shading, or coloring to represent elevations, depressions, and depths of water; natural and human-made features, such as rivers, forests, urbanized areas, bridges, roads, and power lines, are indicated by symbols and color overlays. Topography is often used incorrectly as a synonym for relief; the submarine analogue is bathymetry.

Topography

Physical features of a particular location, including the shape of the surface of the ground.

topography

[tə′päg·rə·fē]
(geography)
The general configuration of a surface, including its relief; may be a land or water-bottom surface.
The natural surface features of a region, treated collectively as to form.

topography

1. the study or detailed description of the surface features of a region
2. the detailed mapping of the configuration of a region
3. the land forms or surface configuration of a region
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Both are at or close to the western edge of their distributions in the Pilliga Forest and both are restricted to the eastern and southern part of this forest, with the majority of records from the most topographically rugged areas.
These theories and their theorists have helped us to understand that what manifests itself topographically (and is recognizable as such) about the camp is often the product of a series of topological relations, dispositions, and conditions that mobilize subjects, bodies, and lives with being or becoming in spatial ways.
The researchers from lto University found that the most common emotions trigger strong bodily sensations, and the bodily maps of these sensations were topographically different for different emotions.
Figure 3 shows the 2D simulation box of the topographically nanostructured titanium NaCl electrolyte interface.
Topographically the western portion of Birbhum district is plateau fringe with a height >50m.
Holmberg begins by locating the Jews both geographically and topographically. She establishes that Jews were viewed as a 'wandering nation', one that could be found in all corners of the globe (except England).
The following section describes some examples of topographically diverse responses that may function as discriminative stimuli for CRBs.
But, there are those applications that are a little more "Christopher Columbus"-like and are definitely more topographically complex.
"First we said we'd place the work topographically," he recalled.
Spectrographically and topographically, the Moon has been more closely studied than any other body in space, says Jain.
These results do not support plateau propagation via westward lower-crustal flow from the topographically higher Tibetan plateau.
Topographically represented here, most places you find abundant.