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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Other Words from geographic

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

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After all, siblings are generally exposed to the same developmental conditions, whether parental, geographic, or economic. Adam Sternbergh, The Cut, "The Extinction of the Middle Child," 11 July 2018 This can, expectedly, be a tall task for a company whose work force transcends geographic, socioeconomic, racial and educational lines. New York Times, "Starbucks’s Tall Order: Tackle Systemic Racism in 4 Hours," 29 May 2018 Zinke is pursuing a plan to group the department’s several agencies into new geographic regions to more readily fight wildfires and issue permits. Dino Grandoni, Washington Post, "The Energy 202: Interior lacks permanent leaders for key agencies controlling roughly 500 million acres of public land," 3 July 2018 City officials say the smaller geographic footprint means its staff is more familiar with streets and landmarks in Coral Springs and neighboring Parkland and can be directed to scenes without hesitation. Megan O'matz,, "First 911 calls reveal further confusion in Parkland shooting response," 26 June 2018 By expanding its geographic limits, San Diego gained tax money from RB’s new properties. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Rancho Bernardo, "Rancho Bernardo's founder, Harry Summers, has died," 26 June 2018 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

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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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