geographic

adjective
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

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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 More density in a city like Minneapolis could help renew both geographic and economic mobility. Elliot Kaufman, WSJ, "Housing Deregulation in Progressive Clothes," 21 Dec. 2018 Sadly, sound baths aren't necessarily accessible to everyone, either because of geographic or economic factors. Nicole Dellert, Allure, "I Tried a Sound Bath — Here's What This Meditative Practice Is Really Like," 24 Oct. 2018 However, there were other factors that correlated with variations that weren’t necessarily geographic. James Vincent, The Verge, "Global preferences for who to save in self-driving car crashes revealed," 24 Oct. 2018 That was how the Soviets referred to it when Moscow was promoting Moldova's geographic and linguistic separation from Romania. Fox News, "Romanian or Russian? A geopolitical issue in Moldova," 27 Aug. 2018 The installation includes collectible ceramics and other souvenirs that reference his personal memories as well as Galesburg’s social and geographic contexts. Carolina A. Miranda, latimes.com, "Datebook: Shots of old Route 66, dreamlike paintings and garments fashioned from paper," 12 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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geographic

adjective
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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