Physiography vs Topography - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between physiography and topography

is that physiography is (geography) the subfield of geography that studies physical patterns and processes of the earth it aims to understand the forces that produce and change rocks, oceans, weather, and global flora and fauna patterns while topography is a precise description of a place.

physiography

Noun

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  • (geography) The subfield of geography that studies physical patterns and processes of the Earth. It aims to understand the forces that produce and change rocks, oceans, weather, and global flora and fauna patterns.
  • Derived terms

    * physiographer * physiographic / physiographical * physiographically * physiographist

    Synonyms

    * geosystems, physical geography

    topography

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia topography) (topographies)
  • a precise description of a place
  • a detailed graphic representation of the surface features of a place or object
  • the features themselves (the terrain)
  • the surveying of the features
  • See also

    * topology * toponym * toponymic