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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for geographical
  • Morality knows nothing of geographical boundaries or distinctions of race.
  • My morality is not cribbed, cabined, and confined by geographical lines.
  • The winding and intricacy of the geographical color line varies, of course, in different communities.
  • These people had long ago been cut off by geographical changes from the rest of the species, and from stimulation and improvement.
  • As for geographical names, the material available is confined chiefly to incomplete and chaotic word-lists.
  • The feeling here is that of nationality in the strictest sense, nationality in a purely local or geographical sense.
  • The country experiences some geographical variation.
  • Mountains, valleys, desert and ocean define stunning geographical beauty.
  • The nation can be roughly divided into three distinct geographical regions.
  • Corridors are links between different geographical regions that allow wildlife to migrate and find food and mates.
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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