physical geography


Definition of physical geography

: geography that deals with the exterior physical features and changes of the earth

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The physical geography of Antarctica is very complex. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Bedrock Below West Antarctica Is Rising Shockingly Fast," 25 June 2018 Four years later, Sochi, Russia, suffered the same fate from a similar physical geography; low elevation and proximity to the Black Sea. John Hopewell, Washington Post, "PyeongChang is putting the ‘winter’ back into Winter Olympics," 13 Feb. 2018 But the fragmented nature of Palestinian political and physical geography – its population divided and restricted from traveling between the West Bank and the Gaza Strip – makes the reach of cultural life a challenge. Dina Kraft, The Christian Science Monitor, "For still-stateless Palestinians, cultural life serves as a building block," 18 Apr. 2018 The efforts to expand the caliphate are not limited to the physical geography of the Middle East or other places where there are large Muslim majorities. Laurie Goodstein, New York Times, "Pompeo and Bolton Appointments Raise Alarm Over Ties to Anti-Islam Groups," 6 Apr. 2018 Just as the wolves of Yellowstone have reshaped the physical geography of the park, the wolves of the Irish Republican Army reshaped the physical environment of much of public London. Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, "What about Event Security?," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of physical geography

1753, in the meaning defined above

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