geo·​graph·​ic ˌjē-ə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce geographic (audio)
variants or geographical
: of or relating to geography
: belonging to or characteristic of a particular region
the geographic features of Ohio
geographically adverb

Examples of geographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such a wide geographic span serves as a reminder that island culture is not limited to the tourist hub of West Maui. Leilani Marie Labong, Travel + Leisure, 30 Mar. 2024 Even some of the millions of people outside of the eclipse’s path of totality may be able to spot the disappearing clouds the day of — weather and geographic conditions permitting. Ayurella Horn-Muller, CNN, 30 Mar. 2024 All the other Chatbots gave detailed geographic answers. Maxwell Zeff and Thomas Germain / Gizmodo, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2024 The nonprofit manages a massive data hub, pulling information from the U.S. Census, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, area hospitals, emergency management systems and geographic mapping, to compile reports on the state of the Kansas City region and inform long-term planning. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 29 Mar. 2024 Blockchain technology allows peer-to-peer transactions between individuals irregardless of geographic locales, language barriers, Fiat currency denominations, and other external factors. Maria Paula Fernandez, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 The 2020 assessment recommended that state officials develop a plan to address a range of problems, including geographic inequities. Callie Ferguson Ashley L. Conti, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 Among the key barometers of improvement: The office space availability rate — the broadest measure for the amount of empty space in a geographic area — showed modest improvement during the first three months of this year. George Avalos, The Mercury News, 26 Mar. 2024 Most districts across the country that have been ordered to change their school board election systems have adopted a single-member district model, in which voters elect candidates to represent their geographic areas, Levitt said. Silas Allen, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 Mar. 2024

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Word History


see geography

First Known Use

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of geographic was in 1559

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“Geographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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