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

Examples of geographic in a Sentence

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Preeclampsia/eclampsia threatens mothers from all racial, geographic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Anna Claire Vollers |,, "Black, poor and Southern: One of the deadliest demographics for pregnant women in America," 25 June 2019 Part of the reason behind the concentration of refugees in poorer countries is geographic. Ana Campoy, Quartz, "Rich countries only took in 16% of the world’s refugees in 2018," 19 June 2019 The mothers in these vintage images strike familiar poses that span the globe and cross cultural and geographic barriers. Heather Brady, National Geographic, "Vintage photos celebrate mothers around the world," 10 May 2019 Other tech companies that have recently opened or expanded operations in the area have cited the talent pool and geographic location as reasons for choosing Denver. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, "Cybersecurity firm opens second U.S. office in Denver’s “Silicon Mountain”," 26 June 2019 Gazing at the stars—dreaming of what’s out there—is an almost innate aspect of the human condition, agnostic of language, geographic location, socioeconomic class, or culture. Eric Desatnik, Quartz, "We should care more about the deep sea than we do deep space," 20 June 2019 These cases serve as a warning that flesh-destroying bacterial infections are now occurring outside the traditional geographic boundaries, the authors of the study said. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Flesh-eating bacteria becoming more common in Delaware Bay due to climate change, study finds," 18 June 2019 But his appeal is astonishingly widespread, extending across age and geographic boundaries. Nathan Heller, Vogue, "A Day in Paris with Rick Owens, Fashion’s Coolest Iconoclast," 12 Feb. 2019 Salazar: We were inspired to do this project because the state of women in the sciences differs a lot across different areas and geographic boundaries. Gabby Salazar, National Geographic, "Where Women Must Defy the Odds to Become Scientists," 12 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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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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