pa·​leo·​ge·​og·​ra·​phy | \ ˌpā-lē-ō-jē-ˈä-grə-fē How to pronounce paleogeography (audio) , especially British ˌpa-\

Definition of paleogeography

: the geography of ancient times or of a particular past geological epoch

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paleogeographic \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce paleogeographic (audio) , especially British  ˌpa-​ \ or paleogeographical \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce paleogeographical (audio) , especially British  ˌpa-​ \ adjective
paleogeographically \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​ˌjē-​ə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce paleogeographically (audio) , especially British  ˌpa-​ \ adverb

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The position of a landmass in the geologic past — a continent’s paleogeography — could be used to claim rights to that land. Brian Romans, WIRED, "Seafloor Sunday #73: Territorial disputes in the Arctic Ocean," 19 Sep. 2010

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First Known Use of paleogeography

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of paleogeography was in 1881

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