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Definitions for geographical
ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəlge·o·graph·i·cal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. geographic, geographicaladjective

    of or relating to the science of geography

  2. geographic, geographicaladjective

    determined by geography

    "the north and south geographic poles"


  1. geographicaladjective

    Of or relating to geography; geographic.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Geographicaladjective

    Relating to geography; belonging to geography.

    Etymology: geographique, French, from geography.


  1. geographical

    Geography (from Greek: γεωγραφία, geographia. Combination of Greek words ‘Geo’ (The Earth) and ‘Graphien’ (to describe), literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of Earth. The first recorded use of the word γεωγραφία was as a title of a book by Greek scholar Eratosthenes (276–194 BC). Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but also how they have changed and come to be. While geography is specific to Earth, many concepts can be applied more broadly to other celestial bodies in the field of planetary science. One such concept, the first law of geography, proposed by Waldo Tobler, is "everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things." Geography has been called "the world discipline" and "the bridge between the human and the physical sciences."


  1. geographical

    Geographical refers to anything that pertains to geography, including the physical features of the Earth's surface, the distribution of life on Earth, human activities, and how these elements interact. It can relate to mapping, the study of specific regions or places, and the analysis of patterns and processes in physical and human landscapes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Geographicaladjective

    of or pertaining to geography

  2. Etymology: [L. geographicus, Gr. : cf. F. gographique.]

Editors Contribution

  1. geographical

    Relating to geography.

    He was the geography teacher and loved the enthusiasm of the students.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 5, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'geographical' in Adjectives Frequency: #729

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of geographical in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of geographical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of geographical in a Sentence

  1. Sagar Mani Parajuli:

    The helicopters are small. They don't fly in windy and cloudy conditions. Given Nepal's geographical terrain, we cannot use surface transport much but are using it, we need 150,000 tents and tarpaulins, but we don't have enough of them.

  2. Misha Nonoo:

    The runway has worked for decades and I think it continues to work very well for certain designers but with digital, there are so many new opportunities that do not have any geographical limitations, timing conflicts or seating restrictions. And that's what I am motivated by.

  3. The Swiss company:

    The new joint venture will further accelerate Schindler’s growth in this region by enhancing geographical and customer coverage in areas where Schindler has been less present to date.

  4. Alexander Hug:

    Worrisome is that the geographical scope of the conflict seems to be spreading.

  5. Matthew Kaemingk:

    The average Muslim newcomer in Europe experiences a tremendous amount of societal pressure. They experience racism, poverty, exclusion, discrimination, language and cultural barriers, and a deep sense of displacement, their sense of homelessness is not only geographical, it is spiritual. Churches who offer The Muslims real and meaningful hospitality are seeing some surprising results. Islam GERMANY received nearly 900,000 asylum seekers in 2016 ; the majority was from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to published reports. Churches in Berlin and Hamburg were faced with so many asylum seekers wanting to convert that they held baptisms in municipal swimming pools. The increasing number of asylum seekers in Islam GERMANY prompted the nation’s evangelical church leaders to issue a handbook on baptizing the converts, reported The Independent.

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