Definition of topography noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

topography

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//təˈpɒɡrəfi//
 
; NAmE NAmE//təˈpɑːɡrəfi//
 
[uncountable](specialist)
 
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the physical features of an area of land, especially the position of its rivers, mountains, etc.; the study of these features a map showing the topography of the island Word Origin late Middle English: via late Latin from Greek topographia, from topos ‘place’ + -graphia (see -graphy).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: topography