Definition of topographical in English:

topographical

Line breaks: topo|graph¦ic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌtɒpəˈgrafɪkəl
 
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adjective

  • 1Relating to the arrangement or accurate representation of the physical features of an area: the topographical features of the river valley
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    • The Celts, who came to this corner of the land about 300 B.C. were probably the first to give names to the topographical features of the area.
    • The province is also developing new nutrient management zones based on soil classification and topographical features to identify areas more vulnerable to nutrient loss to ground and surface water.
    • Geographically accurate topographical maps with close contours to show the drainage pattern at micro level are not available.
  • 1.1(Of a work of art or an artist) dealing with or depicting landscapes or other areas in a realistic and detailed manner: he was one of the most faithful topographical artists to paint the lake
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    • His son Pierre-Antoine the younger painted landscapes and topographical works in his father's manner.
    • Much of the best of his later work was mildly topographical, inspired by his love of travel; it records journeys to Scotland, along the river Duddon, to the Continent, etc.
    • For fourteen years I chaired the Works of Art Committee and sought to add to our collection of historical statues, busts and portraits, and topographical works.
  • 2 Anatomy & Biology Relating to or representing the physical distribution of parts or features on the surface of or within an organ or organism: a topographical analysis of neuronal loss in Alzheimer’s patients
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    • There was no topographical relation of inflammatory atrophy with either HGPIN or HC.
    • A striking finding was a topographical relation of focal inflammation to sclerotic atrophy in areas with erosion of the epithelium.
    • Neither a topographical relation nor a morphologic transition was seen between prostatic atrophy and histologic carcinoma or high-grade intraepithelial neoplasia.

Derivatives

topographic

adjective
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  • Its most important clinical routine application is in the topographic description and follow-up of the glaucomatous optic nerve head.
  • Most of this recent amateur digital cartography is taking place upon the solid foundations of government-funded topographic mapmaking.
  • You can also obtain topographic maps from any map store.

topographically

adverb
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  • It's a really interesting area, topographically even, with all the wild mines and huge manmade mountains.
  • Replicas of statuary by Michelangelo, Bernini, Thorvaldsen are all over the place, artistically as well as topographically, with inscriptions lauding ‘This Sublime Work’.
  • Re-development should be encouraged in the topographically highest points, rubble from the destruction should be ‘greened’ and then pulverized for landfill to help raise lots.

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