Definition of geography
1 : a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth's surface
2 : the geographic features of an area
3 : a treatise on geography
4a : a delineation or systematic arrangement of constituent elements : configuration the philosophers … have tried to construct geographies of human reason — Times Literary Supplementb : makeup 1 her emotional geography
Examples of geography in a Sentence
studying the geography of the western United States
the geography of the region matches ancient descriptions of the location of the lost city
Recent Examples of geography from the Web
In each of the last three years, U.S. Soccer has made the decision to pair the Timbers with another MLS club because, based on geography, there has not been an obvious lower division opponent to pair with Portland.
The Electoral Calculus website, which predicts the results based on polls and electoral geography, said May would win 371 seats and Labour 205 seats.
Myers also was the runner-up in the U.S. Geography Olympiad, which qualified him to participate on Team USA at the international geography competition in August in Belgrade, Serbia.
Explore the world's oddities every week with Ken Jennings, and check out his book Maphead for more geography trivia.
No chronology, no geography — except in incidental ways.
The baroque plot, with its allusions to far-reaching power across time and geography, plays into the public's long-running, conspiracy-minded fascination with the male secret society's lore.
Even donating clothes can have unexpected consequences, said Andrew Brooks, a professor of development geography at King’s College London.
But the lack of range and power limits its utility as a full-time vehicle to flat and small geographies.
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GEOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of geography for English Language Learners
: an area of study that deals with the location of countries, cities, rivers, mountains, lakes, etc.
: the natural features (such as rivers, mountains, etc.) of a place
GEOGRAPHY Defined for Kids
Definition of geography for Students
1 : a science that deals with the location of living and nonliving things on earth and the way they affect one another
2 : the natural features of an area the geography of the western United States
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