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 disparity in the geographic bee was part of the reason Eric Clausen, a geologist and former director of the North Dakota Geographic Alliance, sued the National Geographic Society in 2009. NBC News, "54 students are in the National Geographic Bee finals. Just 4 are girls.," 20 May 2018 The report is the first to examine the number of avoidable deaths among girls under five in India at a district level, showing specific geographic patterns of avoidable female mortality across India's 640 districts. Steve George, CNN, "Gender discrimination kills 239,000 girls in India each year, study finds," 15 May 2018 But since the vast majority of the schools competing in the inaugural lacrosse tournaments are from Chicago and its suburbs, there was virtually no way to group all of the teams in a perfectly geographic pattern. Steve Reaven,, "Location, location? IHSA puts neighboring powerhouses New Trier, Loyola in different lacrosse sectionals," 8 May 2018 North West, 5, and Chicago West, 1, whose names both come from a more geographic origin. Allure, "Kim Kardashian Just Revealed the Name of Her Fourth Child," 18 May 2019 North West, 5, and Chicago West, 1, whose names both come from a more geographic origin. Glamour, "Kim Kardashian Just Revealed the Name of Her Fourth Child—And It's Adorable," 17 May 2019 The Gods Eye is a geographic area located slightly northwest of King's Landing. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "This Theory Suggests Game of Thrones Already Revealed How to Kill the Night King," 18 Apr. 2019 Perhaps Assad’s largest asset is Syria’s position as a geographic linchpin on the Mediterranean and in the heart of the Arab world. Sarah El Deeb, The Seattle Times, "Syria’s Assad: Last man standing amid new Arab uprisings," 13 Apr. 2019 Marine mammals around geographic bottlenecks, like the Bering Strait and the eastern Canadian Arctic, were as much as three times more vulnerable than populations in more remote areas, according to the study. Adam Aton, Scientific American, "Ships Threaten Arctic Marine Mammals," 3 July 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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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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