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 Marin County has mapped out cases by geographic region. Rachel Swan,, "Coronavirus: San Mateo County officials release data by ZIP code as cases near 1,200," 1 May 2020 One potato farmer might typically sell all of their goods to McDonald’s for french fries, another might only sell directly to Whole Foods, and third might typically sell to restaurants in their geographic region. Chase Purdy, Quartz, "Covid-19 has introduced chaos to food commodity prices," 24 Apr. 2020 GoPuff, a company delivering everyday essentials for a flat fee of $1.95, is temporarily expanding its service in Houston to cover a larger geographic region during the COVID-19 pandemic. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "GoPuff ramps up hiring, expands delivery area for convenience items," 3 Apr. 2020 There are some schools with student-athletes, who remain largely within a geographic region closer to the campus. Eric Hansen, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame AD Jack Swarbrick on football, faith, COVID-19 and beyond," 1 Apr. 2020 Elimination means reducing infections to zero in a geographic area with continued measures to control any new outbreak, and that may require extended travel bans. New York Times, "Vanquish the Virus? Australia and New Zealand Aim to Show the Way," 24 Apr. 2020 Dataminr uses natural language processing — a kind of machine learning that can analyze language— to look for geographic clusters of social media posts related to coronavirus. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "There may be 22 hidden coronavirus hotspots in states poised to lift restrictions," 24 Apr. 2020 The amendments also provide for forgiveness of loans used in low-income geographic areas. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Northam signs Virginia Clean Economy Act," 15 Apr. 2020 His handiwork with voting and geographic data helped secure statewide Republican edges in swing states such as Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, all of which were crucial to Trump’s election. Rich Benjamin, The New York Review of Books, "Who Counts in a Census Taken During a Pandemic?," 14 Apr. 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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12 May 2020

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“Geographic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 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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