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

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The model includes demographic data and several other factors such as how many people who voted for Democrats agreed and even how much carbon dioxide emissions are present in each geographic area. Marissa Luck, Houston Chronicle, "Poll: Many Texans thinks fossil fuel companies should pay for climate change," 20 June 2019 Additional questions from regulators Other commissioners have asked for a review of the existing shutoff rules, and for information regarding the geographic distribution of utility shutoffs, which totaled more than 110,000 last year for APS. Ryan Randazzo, azcentral, "Corporation Commission proposes outlawing electricity shutoffs from June through September," 19 June 2019 E&E News also found a high degree of geographic concentration in payments from the NFIP. Thomas Frank, Scientific American, "Flood Insurance Program Increasingly Underwater as Payouts Shatter Records," 19 June 2019 Reasons for the denials included failure to prove geographic isolation. Jesse Leavenworth,, "East of the Connecticut River leaders blast state’s denial of expanded cardiac care at Manchester Memorial Hospital," 17 June 2019 Farm machinery, autos, air travel, pharmaceuticals, grain marketing, electrical equipment, petroleum, chemicals and many other sectors are dominated by a few large firms, particularly in any single geographic area. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Playing monopoly is more than just rolling the dice," 16 June 2019 The Shazam-like feature was designed to imperceptibly identify bars playing league games, pairing the geographic information to see whether the establishment had paid to license the content or was showing it illegally. Jacob Feldman,, "Massive La Liga Fine Just the Beginning of Sports Media’s Newest Battle," 14 June 2019 It will be done using geofencing, based on geographic areas. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "This is only a test: Cellphones to get earthquake alert June 27," 14 June 2019 Issues range from counting people in transitional housing to reaching those in remote geographic areas, where Internet access can be poor, or nonexistent. Dana Hedgpeth, Anchorage Daily News, "Census and tribal leaders push for Native American participation in 2020 census," 14 June 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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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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