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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.

    Etymology: Via and , from γεωγραφία, from γῆ + γράφω.

  2. geography(Noun)

    The physical structure of a particular region; terrain.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Geography(noun)

    a treatise on this science

    Etymology: [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)

Editors Contribution

  1. geography

    The subject or science of the earth and the features of the earth.

    Geography is interesting subject and has many facets to it.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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. Brandon Smith:

    Brandon really, really likes geography and maps, so I thought maybe I could reach out to Twitter and I'll get 50 or 100 people from the United States and Canada, maybe the UK. I never expected it to blow up.

  2. Julien Royer:

    It's the produce, the geography of the country and four very distinct seasons, diversity and quality is everywhere.

  3. Scott Ferguson:

    We're no longer restricted by geography or the limited choices of one betting company. And we have wall-to-wall sport every day of the week from across the globe beamed into our lounge rooms, on our smartphones, technology is everything.

  4. Mohammad Javad Zarif:

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

  5. Oleksandr Motuzyanyk:

    The geography of cease-fire violations by militia has broadened. For the first time this month, the enemy has deployed the Grad system against our servicemen.

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