What does geography mean?

Definitions for geography
dʒiˈɒg rə fige·og·ra·phy

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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


  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

  3. Origin: [F. gographie, l. geographia, fr. Gr. ; ge`a, gh^, the earth + description, fr. to write, describe. See Graphic.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Geography

    je-og′ra-fi, n. the science which describes the surface of the earth and its inhabitants: a book containing a description of the earth.—n. Geog′rapher.—adjs. Geograph′ic, -al, relating to geography.—adv. Geograph′ically.—Geographical distribution (see Distribution).—Descriptive geography, that part of geography which consists in a statement of facts; Historical geography, that part of geography which investigates the changes which have occurred in the governmental control of territory; Physical geography (see Physical); Political geography, geography that gives an account of the different communities of mankind. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. geōgraphia, the earth, graphē, a description—graphein, to write.]

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of geography in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of geography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of geography in a Sentence

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Dreams are our only geography—our native land.

  2. Terry Pratchet, The Last Continent:

    Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it.

  3. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

    We don't want to dominate the region. We are happy with our size and geography.

  4. James A. Garfield:

    History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning its two eyes are geography and chronology.

  5. James A. Garfield:

    History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.

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