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 The North Texas food bank’s website has future sites for its mobile pantry plus an interactive map to locate resources based on geographic location. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "North Texas Food Bank mobile pantry making Mesquite stop Friday," 21 May 2020 For one reason, ducks congregate/loaf near these geographic locations. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "8 Tips for Perfecting the Art of Pass Shooting Waterfowl," 18 May 2020 Since Instagram is such an influential tool in design, the team looked into how specific style hashtags used on the platform varied by geographic location. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This Is the Most Popular Design Style in Every State, According to Instagram," 6 May 2020 While the severity of the pandemic has drawn out inequalities across social and economic lines, cruelly translated into death rates, the divide has largely been geographic. Fortune, "Photo essay: What life looks like in Europe as the continent starts to reopen," 5 May 2020 States from Wisconsin to Louisiana are seeing disproportionate numbers as well, but the disparity in Georgia is also geographic. Washington Post, "‘For black folks, it’s like a set up: Are you trying to kill us?’," 26 Apr. 2020 In terms of projecting power, China will continue to seek control of strategic geographic locations and establish exclusionary areas of primacy. H. R. Mcmaster, The Atlantic, "The United States Needs a New China Strategy," 17 Apr. 2020 Local broadcast channels vary depending on your geographic location and can be limited. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "There’s a Sling TV Free Trial for 7 Days to Ease Your Boredom," 10 Apr. 2020 In fact, the first to refine a system of defense against disease was Venice which, because of its particular geographic location and its great importance as a commercial center, was dangerously exposed to the plague arriving by sea. Eugenia Tognotti, Time, "I’m a Historian of Epidemics and Quarantine. Now I’m Living That History on Lockdown in Italy," 11 Mar. 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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26 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Geographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 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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