geographic

adjective
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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Independent contractors in the same industries or geographic regions may now join association health plans. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Real Cure for Economic Insecurity," 16 Jan. 2019 The third patent expands on this, explaining how collecting data at scale in small geographic regions could even differentiate between tourists and people who actually live there. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Advertisers can easily track you, your kid, your doctor, and the president," 11 Dec. 2018 Participants covered all geographic regions, both sides of the ball and each level of experience (assistants, coordinators and head coaches). Jon Wilner Pac-12 Hotline, The Seattle Times, "What’s the best job in the Pac-12? Even coaches say there’s an obvious hierarchy," 25 Oct. 2018 The molecular particles are a signature of a geographic region and indicate where someone lived in youth. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "When Farmers and Foragers First Met," 24 Oct. 2018 In August contract signings slipped on a monthly basis in the four major geographic regions: Northeast, Midwest, South and West. Josh Boak, Fox News, "US pending home sales fell in August," 27 Sep. 2018 This would accelerate the balkanization of the web, as the regulatory landscapes of different geographic regions drift away from one another. James Vincent, The Verge, "Everything you need to know about Europe’s new copyright directive," 13 Sep. 2018 Flexner sorted the women by period and geographic region and then cross-referenced that with existing culinary manuscripts from each of those periods and regions. Lisa Wong Macabasco, Vogue, "What Did Historical Feminist Icons Eat for Dinner?," 30 July 2018 Consumer advocates and health policy analysts say the practice gives an upper hand to large hospital systems by giving them more power to set prices in a geographic region. Catherine Ho, SFChronicle.com, "California bill aimed at lowering health care costs gets shelved," 26 June 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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geographic

adjective
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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