Meaning of hypsometric in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɪpsə(ʊ)ˈmɛtrɪk/


  • Relating to the use of the hypsometer; hypsographic.

    ‘Total consumption rates on benthos were divided by the littoral area based on hypsometric and limnological data.’
    • ‘The third dealt with the development of a so-called pasigraphy, which led Humboldt to the fundamental distinction of hypsometric and formation maps.’
    • ‘A modified hypsometric curve can be used to help describe the relationships between drainage, alluvial and shallow marine basins.’