geo·graph·ic | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fik \
variants: or geographical \ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl \

Definition of geographic 

1 : of or relating to geography

2 : belonging to or characteristic of a particular region the geographic features of Ohio

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geographically \ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fi-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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The geographic limitation, for one, raises questions about whether the variations are cultural or biological in origin. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "Twitter Users Are Analytical in the Morning, Angsty at Night," 22 June 2018 And that expansion isn’t just geographic, but cryptographic as well. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Venture Capital Firm Greycroft's Bitcoin Bet Eyes South Africa, the Emirates, and Ethereum," 13 Apr. 2018 That could be geographic or environment, such as not operating in snowy weather. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "DMV officials: Self-driving car regulations will continue to evolve," 11 Apr. 2018 With the advent of social media, artists started using services such as Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit and Flickr to showcase their work, attract audiences without geographic limitations and advocate on their own behalf. Tracey Lien,, "Likes, comments and sometimes sales — how Instagram is shaping the art world," 5 Mar. 2018 The reasons for Michigan's hop success are largely geographic. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan grows to No. 1 in hops production outside Pacific Northwest," 14 Feb. 2018 Tobin Hill is in a prime position due to its geographic location, easy access to the highway and the medical center... Richard Webner, San Antonio Express-News, "Condo towers would bring taste of New York to Tobin Hill," 13 July 2018 Perhaps no geographic location in North America is more laden with drama than the border between the United States and Mexico. Alex Fitzpatrick, Time, "These Drone Photos Capture Life at the U.S.-Mexico Border," 30 May 2018 Issue 1 would amend the Ohio Constitution by putting rules in place, where none exist now, aimed at creating districts that make geographic sense - rather than districts designed solely with political gain in mind. Rich Exner,, "Ohio Issue 1 for redistricting reform closes in on victory," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of geographic

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for geographic

see geography

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geo·graph·ic | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fik \
variants: or geographical \-i-kəl \

Kids Definition of geographic

: of or relating to geography a large geographic area

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