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Synonyms for topography

the character, natural features, and configuration of land


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the configuration of a surface and the relations among its man-made and natural features

precise detailed study of the surface features of a region

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A radius of curvature map is a common way of displaying corneal topographic data, particularly when using a Placido-based topographer.
Ancient books and documents all show that the Persian Gulf or (Sinous Persicous) has always been an inalienable part of Persia (modern day Iran) and display how many world topographers and geographers have underlined the Iranian identity of the waterway.
Maps produced during this era were carefully engraved by cartographers based on sketches gathered by topographers in the field; each map was a unique depiction of the landscape as seen and experienced by the individual (U.
See, for example, David Owens' The Devil's Topographer (Knoxville, TN: U of Tennessee Press, 2006).
Devonshire" of this period--the Rex: John Swete, the great Devonian antiquary and topographer.
A speaking topographer, the Peasant is a foil for the poet, who construes himself by contrast as non-topographically speaking.
For Ostheimer, the Clemenceau Icefield was a region "distinctly remote from the beaten track and the blazed trail; its peaks and icefields had scarcely been touched by the foot of man; many of its secrets were still hidden from the photographer, topographer and scientist, not to mention the alpinist.
The son of a pontifical architect and engineer, Lanciani was an archaeologist and topographer in Rome immediately after its proclamation as Italy's capital; he was secretary of the Commissione Archeologica Comunale at its foundation in 1871; and, between 1887 and 1890, he was engineer of the Direzione Generale dei Musei e Scavi at the Ministero della Pubblica Istruzione.
While the Chief of Engineers continues to serve as the Topographer of the Army, the Director of the AGC has been designated as the Deputy Topographer of the Army and the Army's Geospatial Information Officer (GIO).
He reported that 20 days before admission he had removed an engorged tick from his right leg while working as a topographer in the Balmaseda Mountains, 30 km from Bilbao.
Birmingham became a crass example of 1960s' modernity, leading topographer Ian Nairn to declare in 1967 that: "No other town in Britain except Croydon has changed its look so radically.
As always, Tod appears here as the indefatigable topographer and collector of ancient inscriptions, sensitive to the successive sedimentation of historical evidence in ancient human sites, somewhat similar to the sedimentation of the earth's strata.
In the first of the five essays with a Brazilian emphasis, Maria Manuela Tenreiro traces the career of Carlos Juliao, a widely-travelled Italian officer serving with the Portuguese army as sapper and topographer during the eighteenth century.
Another recent work, I Was Overcome with a Momentary Panic at the Thought That They Might Be Right, 2005, represents "an exact replica of a scale model of all detonations in Beirut between 1975 and 1991, designed by the senior topographer in the Lebanese army's Directorate of Geographic Affairs, Nahia Hassan.
John Stow, antiquary, chronicler, topographer, editor, collector of manuscripts, and merchant tailor, was an elder contemporary of Shakespeare whose work impinged most directly on Shakespeare's through Stow s contributions to Holinshed's Chronicles and possibly through Stew's updated (and unsuccessful) rival to Holinshed, the Annals of 1592.