Definition of orography in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ɒˈrɒɡrəfi/


[mass noun]
The branch of physical geography dealing with the formation and features of mountains.
Example sentences
  • The key parameters of monsoon formation are land and sea temperatures, wind direction and conditions, the presence of water vapour, and finally topography and orography.
  • Orography is the term used to describe undulations on the surface of the Earth of any size and shape, from small hills to major mountain ranges.
  • The orography of the land site has a strong impact on the local wind climate.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: or¦og|raphy

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.