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or geographic

[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.
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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  • No geographical fiction ever caused such an expenditure of blood and treasure as this.

  • But how this would have helped them to cross the geographical equator, we fail to see.

    Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright
  • The Chaonian name, as well as other geographical and ethnological relations, is shown to be common to both sides of the Gulf.

    Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
  • Not alone was he in the geographical Southland, for he was in the Southland of life.

    White Fang Jack London
  • The facts of geographical distribution had been shown to be obviously inconsistent with the Mosaic legend.

Word Origin and History for geographical

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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