noun ge·og·ra·phy \jē-ˈä-grə-fē\

: 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

plural ge·og·ra·phies

Full Definition of GEOGRAPHY

:  a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth's surface
:  the geographic features of an area
:  a treatise on geography
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>


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

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale
GEOGRAPHY Defined for Kids


noun ge·og·ra·phy \jē-ˈä-grə-fē\

Definition of GEOGRAPHY for Kids

:  a science that deals with the location of living and nonliving things on earth and the way they affect one another
:  the natural features of an area <the geography of the western United States>
July 04, 2015
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