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geography

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noun ge·og·ra·phy \jē-ˈä-grə-fē\

Simple Definition of geography

  • : an area of study that deals with the location of countries, cities, rivers, mountains, lakes, etc.

  • : the natural features (such as rivers, mountains, etc.) of a place

Full Definition of geography

plural ge·og·ra·phies

  1. 1 :  a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth's surface

  2. 2 :  the geographic features of an area

  3. 3 :  a treatise on geography

  4. 4 a :  a delineation or systematic arrangement of constituent elements :  configuration b :  makeup 1 <her emotional geography>

Examples of geography

  1. studying the geography of the western United States

  2. <the geography of the region matches ancient descriptions of the location of the lost city>



Origin of geography

Latin geographia, from Greek geōgraphia, from geōgraphein to describe the earth's surface, from geō- + graphein to write — more at carve


First Known Use: 15th century


GEOGRAPHY Defined for Kids

geography

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noun ge·og·ra·phy \jē-ˈä-grə-fē\

Definition of geography

  1. 1 :  a science that deals with the location of living and nonliving things on earth and the way they affect one another

  2. 2 :  the natural features of an area <the geography of the western United States>





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