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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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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.
In enthusiastic support of Berthaut's formulation, American geographer Matthes adds that the lack of topological knowledge on the part of an "uninformed" topographer "speaks from every line he draws; it betrays itself in the meaningless, wooden forms that characterize his sketches" (1912, pages 336-337).
In the 12th century, Giraldus Cambrensis, the great topographer and chronicler, described it as the "pleasant place in Wales", though he admits that he was born at the castle.
In addition, as the chief of engineers, Bostick advises the Army on engineering matters and serves as the Army's topographer and the proponent for real estate and other related engineering programs.
While the patient is in labor, the Cardio topographer (fetal monitor) print-out is used to determine contraction length and intensity.
McGilrycuddy: Army Surgeon, Agent to the Sioux, the biography of an exceptional man who served as a topographer, a cartographer, a physician, and an Indian agent, Valentine T.
See, for example, David Owens' The Devil's Topographer (Knoxville, TN: U of Tennessee Press, 2006).
A speaking topographer, the Peasant is a foil for the poet, who construes himself by contrast as non-topographically speaking.
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.
Featuring loans from the Royal Collection, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Yale Centre for British Art, this exhibition explores the career of the 18th-century British artist Paul Sandby as the Military Survey's chief draughtsman in Scotland, a founding member of the Royal Academy of Arts and as a teacher, topographer and printmaker in London.
The party consisted of the chief engineer and his assistant, level man, rodman, topographer, head chain man, rear chain man, stake artist, back flagman, two teamsters, cook and cookee, or assistant, and two draughtsmen.
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.