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
A recent New York Times piece points out some partial answers, including strategic decisions by political leaders to court immigrant votes, and policies and lucky geography that lead to civil integration of immigrants.
The vexed question is one of those problems on the borderline of history and geography that are fascinating and perhaps insoluble.
Because of the spread-out geography of west Texas, access is incredibly fraught.
This recently changed for a number of reasons, the first being the geography of the war.
The state contends that while Wisconsin is a purple state in national elections, its geography favors Republicans in legislative elections.
The guidelines are part of a larger framework that guides states and school districts on standards for what students should know in the social sciences, including history, civics, geography and economics.
Our lives have become very expansive in the sense that there’s no geography, no limits.
Positioned in a valley and built on bedrock, the town has geography and geology working against it.
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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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