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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Other Words from geographic

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

Examples of geographic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accents can vary for a number of reasons, including race, national background, geographic location and ethnicity. Elise Favis, Washington Post, "Playing as an elderly woman in ‘Watch Dogs: Legion’ brings thrills, danger and laughs," 12 July 2020 While these and other winners may seem to have little in common beyond their geographic location in Asia, readers gave all the properties in this category very high marks across the board. John Wogan, Travel + Leisure, "Top 15 Resort Hotels in Asia," 8 July 2020 Only general statistics for a geographic area can be made public. Peggy O’hare,, "Public still has time to complete 2020 census," 6 July 2020 The status of a geographic area is subject to change as the virus becomes more or less active. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan releases plan for K-12 school reopenings: What it will look like," 30 June 2020 Finally, Iceland’s geographic isolation and small size have enabled it to contain the virus more easily than a large, cosmopolitan country, such as the U.S., can. The New Yorker, "The Mail," 29 June 2020 All that the researchers are able to look at is whether the rate of COVID cases is increasing or decreasing in a geographic area near where protests occurred. Kat Eschner, Popular Science, "COVID-19 cases are surging, but not because of Black Lives Matter protests," 25 June 2020 The risk levels of geographic regions don't necessarily correspond with where those regions are placed on the six-phase economic reopening plan. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer to update state's coronavirus response as cases continue to rise," 8 July 2020 In Pittsville, the geographic middle of Wisconsin, the Rev. Wanda Veldman feels a sense of communion while cooking during the pandemic. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Embracing the wider world': Spices sell quickly as coronavirus encourages home cooks," 8 July 2020

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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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25 Jul 2020

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“Geographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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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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