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

Recent Examples on the Web Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak The list of health conditions linked to genetic variations found more often in specific geographic regions is a short one. NBC News, "Coronavirus outbreak revives dangerous race myths and pseudoscience," 17 Mar. 2020 In contrast, an endemic disease is constantly present in a certain geographic region. Marcos E. García-ojeda, The Conversation, "Why don’t viruses make their original hosts sick? 5 questions answered," 13 Mar. 2020 Both cities, like Gilbert, do not divide council representation by geographic region, meaning the vacancies were open to anyone in the cities. Alison Steinbach, azcentral, "Huge interest in Gilbert Town Council appointment as 105 apply; pool narrowed to 8," 6 Mar. 2020 Take some time and thought to define your next steps, select the best-fit opportunities based on your background and what exists in your geographic region, and be sure your resume is presenting a competitive picture of your candidacy. Dear Sam | Expert Resume, cleveland, "Is your career experiencing the Groundhog Day effect?," 31 Jan. 2020 The complaint notes that Joella's and Zaxby's serve similar food to customers in the same geographic regions, including Georgia — where Joella's opened four locations in 2019 in the Atlanta area — and the Louisville and Lexington areas of Kentucky. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Zaxby's sues Louisville-based Joella's Hot Chicken over similar logos," 29 Jan. 2020 In the Americas, Apple’s largest geographic segment, services helped deliver a 12% increase in sales. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Apple Posts Record Revenue on Strong iPhone, App Sales," 28 Jan. 2020 The authors of the new report says their analysis nonetheless is groundbreaking, given that other studies either focused only on young adults, were limited to specific geographic regions or relied on data that was many years old. Washington Post, "Unusual study details woes among veterans of foster care," 22 Jan. 2020 Americans who live in the South (68%) are the most likely of any geographic region to be happy Labor Day is near, followed by those who live in the West (61%). CBS News, "CBS News Eye on Trends: The latest from the Election & Survey Unit," 7 Jan. 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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31 Mar 2020

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“Geographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 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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