geo·​graph·​ic | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce geographic (audio) \
variants: or geographical \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce geographical (audio) \

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 How to pronounce geographically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of geographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This gift economy movement soon shifted to Facebook, where neighbors who didn’t already know each other could easily find a community of givers and takers within nearby geographic boundaries. Dakota Kim, Sunset Magazine, "From Free Haircuts to a Holiday House-Cleaning, These Buy Nothing Group Giveaways Show How Caring Neighbors Can Be," 17 Jan. 2020 The profiles look similar to those on Personals — minimalist, no photos — but users can message privately and set geographic boundaries. Anying Guo, Washington Post, "This Instagram account became wildly popular for its queer personal ads — and now it’s a dating app," 27 Dec. 2019 This states that a non-resident is liable to tax in the country of sales even if the taxpayer has no fixed place of business within the geographic boundary of the country of sales. Mercy Muendo, Quartz Africa, "Kenya’s new “Uber” tax on digital businesses and services could spark US trade retaliation," 9 Dec. 2019 Applicants will be considered for vacancies in their immediate area within specific geographic boundaries. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "US Census Bureau wants to pay metro Detroiters $19/hour for 2020 census job," 15 Nov. 2019 This only perpetuates the wide geographic spread between the service jobs that are available in affluent communities and the housing where the workers who fill those jobs can afford to live. Eric Kober For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Our cities don't have enough affordable housing. Changing this policy will help," 6 Jan. 2020 The geographic spread of the flu is categorized by the CDC on five levels: no activity, sporadic, local activity, regional and widespread. Dallas News, "First flu-related death of the season reported in Denton County," 3 Jan. 2020 One element that stays mysteriously stable across the centuries is rat kings’ geographic spread: the history of the rat king is uncannily, at times uncomfortably entwined with the history of Germany. Adrian Daub, Longreads, "All Hail the Rat King," 13 Dec. 2019 Barkers began to grow in number and geographic spread in 2012, when the Greenwich Village Comedy Club opened and sent its street team to strategic locations along the block. Alex Traub, New York Times, "Secrets of the Oldest Comedy Club Barker on Macdougal Street," 4 Dec. 2019

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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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4 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Geographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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geo·​graph·​ic | \ ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce geographic (audio) \
variants: or geographical \ -​i-​kəl \

Kids Definition of geographic

: of or relating to geography a large geographic area

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