V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the physical appearance or the natural features of an area of land--surface features

Synonyms: scenery, landscape, geography, countryside


Tips: Topography is a technical term for the surface features of a landscape. A desert's topography consists of sand, cacti, and shrubs. The topography of a forest consists of trees, bushes, and rocks. When traveling, it's fun to watch how the topography changes from one place to another.

Usage Examples:

The satellite took numerous photos of the varying topography of Earth. (landscape, surface)

Planet Earth has the most diverse topography of all the planets in our solar system. (landscape, surface)

When we vacationed in Maui, I was surprised by the diverse topography of the island. (scenery, landscape)

It was interesting to see how the topography changed as we drove from San Diego to Palm Desert. (scenery, landscape)

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