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

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 An initial slate of replacement ideas have been listed for each, derived through a search of nearby geographic features. Connor Sanders, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Apr. 2022 Knyazev, the former head of Ukraine’s National Police and now a military and police adviser, said that the city's defenders have used local waterways, ridges and geographic features to help push back the Russian forces. NBC News, 24 Mar. 2022 The agency based its suggestions for possible replacement names on the existing names of five nearby geographic features, according to Mike Tischler, chair of the Department of Interior Derogatory Geographic Names Task Force. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Mar. 2022 Just over a week ago, the department released a list of candidate replacement names for more than 660 geographic features. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2022 Haaland, who is the first Native American to serve as a cabinet secretary, established a 13-member task force to rename more than 600 geographic features that contain the term through that order. Sara Smart, CNN, 27 Feb. 2022 But the meaning of geographic features changes as the rest of the world does. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2021 Raptors often follow geographic features Great Lakes coastlines to help guide them south, according to Audubon Great Lakes. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 15 Oct. 2021 Easy to read and pleasing to the eye, these highly detailed maps (Catalunya to the left) show sub zones and geographic features. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'geographic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of geographic

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for geographic

see geography

Learn More About geographic

Time Traveler for geographic

Time Traveler

The first known use of geographic was in 1559

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near geographic

geographer cone


geographical biology

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for geographic

Last Updated

15 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Geographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for geographic


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

More from Merriam-Webster on geographic

Nglish: Translation of geographic for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of geographic for Arabic Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Which Word Does Not Belong?

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!