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[jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl/
of or relating to geography.
of or relating to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions.
Also, geographic.
Origin of geographical
1550-60; < Late Latin geōgraphicus (< Greek geōgraphikós; see geo-, -graph, -ic) + -al2
Related forms
geographically, adverb
nongeographic, adjective
nongeographical, adjective
nongeographically, adverb
ungeographic, adjective
ungeographical, adjective
ungeographically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for geographic
  • geographic and methodological specializations are open.
  • Hence the decline of community ties may well be connected to continued geographic mobility.
  • But mostly geographic discovery depended on the ship.
  • Hmm, it seems to me that the relationship is confounded by geographic region.
  • Go to the national geographic web site and you will see the oil that is still there today.
  • Its geographic location, on the top of a hill, only reinforced this gulf.
  • It's not exactly the places you'd expect to see, and neither is there a clear geographic pattern.
  • Targeted investments can trump a region's geographic disadvantages.
  • Pew also weighted the total results to make them nationally representative by geographic region.
  • Believe it or not, bees forage in a similar geographic pattern to that of serial killers committing crimes.
Word Origin and History for geographic

1620s, shortened form of geographical; in some cases probably from Middle French géographique.



1550s, from Late Latin geographicus (from Greek geographikos, from geographia; see geography) + -al (1). Related: Geographically.

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