283. Mountains


See also 178. GEOGRAPHY ; 202. HEIGHTS ; 411. VOLCANOES .

acrophilia
a love of high mountains and of heights. —acrophile , n.
alpinism
the climbing of the Alps or any equally high mountain ranges. —alpinist , n.
orogenesis
the process of the formation of mountains. Also called orogeny . —orogenic , adj.
orography, oreography
Physical Geography. the study of mountains and mountain systems. —orographic, oreographic, oreographical, orographical , adj.
orology, oreology
the scientific study of mountains. —orologist, oreologist , n. —orological, oreological , adj.
orometry
the measurement of mountains. —orometric , adj.
orophilous
Botany. referring to orophytes, a class of plants growing on mountains below the timberline.

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