geographic

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

geographically \ ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce geographic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of geographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bureau will deliver the census block data — the smallest geographic area detailed by the count, which can vary from the size of a city block to hundreds of square miles in rural areas — by Sept. 30, six months later than originally planned. Los Angeles Times, "California to lose a congressional seat, according to new census data," 26 Apr. 2021 However, these games will only be available in YES’ geographic broadcast area, which includes New York state, Connecticut, northeast Pennsylvania and north and central New Jersey. Shlomo Sprung, Forbes, "New York Yankees’ Amazon Partnership Begins Sunday With 21 Games Live On Prime Video," 16 Apr. 2021 Beltrami County, including Minnesota Deer Permit Area 184, is now the fifth geographic area in the state where wildlife biologists are working to conduct CWD surveillance and mitigation. Tony Kennedy, Star Tribune, "CWD reaches a new northern limit with discovery of deer disease in Beltrami County," 15 Apr. 2021 If a cluster of cases all came from the same geographic area, that could indicate a variant on the rise, or perhaps a problematic batch of vaccines. Caroline Chen, ProPublica, "A Tiny Number of People Will Be Hospitalized Despite Being Vaccinated. We Have to Learn Why.," 14 Apr. 2021 Many people of color were shut out from homeownership during decades of systemic redlining practices, where financial institutions limited mortgage loans and housing insurance to residents in specific geographic areas. USA Today, "Biden's infrastructure plan calls for cities to limit single-family zoning and instead build affordable housing," 14 Apr. 2021 It will be applied to race, age and other demographic information in geographic areas within each state. Mike Schneider, Anchorage Daily News, "16 states including Alaska back Alabama challenge to Census Bureau’s new privacy tool," 13 Apr. 2021 It will be applied to race, age and other demographic information in geographic areas within each state. Mike Schneider, ajc, "16 states back Alabama's challenge to Census privacy tool," 13 Apr. 2021 It will be applied to race, age and other demographic information in geographic areas within each state. Mike Schneider, Star Tribune, "Commerce Secretary Raimondo defends census privacy method," 7 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of geographic was in 1559

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3 May 2021

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“Geographic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geographic. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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geographic

adjective
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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