Definitions for Geographydʒiˈɒg rə fi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ge•og•ra•phydʒiˈɒg rə fi(n.)(pl.)-phies.

  1. the science dealing with the areal differentiation of the earth's surface, as shown in the character, arrangement, and interrelations of such elements as climate, elevation, vegetation, population, and land use.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  2. the topographical features of a given region.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  3. a book dealing with geographical science or study, as a textbook.

    Category: Geography (terms)

  4. the arrangement of features of any complex entity:

    the geography of the mind.

Origin of geography:

1535–45; < L geōgraphia < Gk geōgraphía earth description. See geo -, -graphy

Princeton's WordNet

  1. geography, geographics(noun)

    study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. geography(noun)ʒiˈɒg rə fi

    the study of countries and their physical features

    to study geography

  2. geographyʒiˈɒg rə fi

    an area's physical features

    The geography of the area made the rescue operation difficult.

Wiktionary

  1. geography(Noun)

    The study of the physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth.

  2. geography(Noun)

    The physical structure of a particular region; terrain.

  3. Origin: Via and , from γεωγραφία, from γῆ + γράφω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geography(noun)

    the science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, fetures, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited

  2. Geography(noun)

    a treatise on this science

Freebase

  1. Geography

    Geography is the science that studies the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of the Earth. A literal translation would be "to describe or write about the Earth". The first person to use the word "geography" was Eratosthenes. Four historical traditions in geographical research are the spatial analysis of the natural and the human phenomena, the area studies, the study of the man-land relationship, and the research in the earth sciences. Nonetheless, the modern geography is an all-encompassing discipline that foremost seeks to understand the Earth and all of its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be. Geography has been called "the world discipline" and "the bridge between the human and the physical science". Geography is divided into two main branches: the human geography and the physical geography.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Geography

    The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Geography' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4824

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Geography' in Nouns Frequency: #2126


Translations for Geography

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

geography(noun)

the science that describes the surface of the Earth and its inhabitants

He is studying geography.

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