Definition: The difference between the highest and lowest elevations in an area. A relief map shows the topography of the area.

Examples: The local relief within Yosemite National Park is impressive - there are mountains and valleys throughout the area.

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Rosenberg, Matt. "Relief." ThoughtCo, Dec. 4, 2014, Rosenberg, Matt. (2014, December 4). Relief. Retrieved from Rosenberg, Matt. "Relief." ThoughtCo. (accessed March 24, 2018).