physical geography


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

Examples of physical geography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Viju Mathew Shifting gears from his degree in physical geography, Viju Mathew has spent the last decade covering most categories of the luxury market prior to becoming Robb Report's automotive editor. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 17 Mar. 2024 By inviting different viewpoints and approaches, the duo aims to reshape our understanding of the site’s ecological transition and its physical geographies, fostering a deeper connection with the Earth's narrative. Shelby Knick, Forbes, 17 Feb. 2024 As people have decoupled their economic livelihood from their physical geography, there is an unique opportunity to separate economics from state politics. Roger Huang, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2023 After earning the rank of Eagle Scout, a bachelor's degree from what was then Mankato State University and a Ph.D. in physical geography and geology from Indiana University, Knuth worked as a hydrologist for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and a geography professor at Macalester College. Erin Golden, Star Tribune, 20 Oct. 2020 This affinity could easily be predicted by the basic parameters of physical geography. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 30 Dec. 2010 The architecture and physical geography are distinctive, and Trapero and the team of cinematographers establish an immediate visual language that often positions human viciousness against a backdrop of beautiful mountains or verdant river valleys. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Nov. 2022 Yet, they would also be shocked at the widespread alterations to the physical geography, to the landscape itself. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Nov. 2022 That's how Dora Medrzycka, who just earned a Ph.D. in physical geography with a specialization in glaciology with Copland as her supervisor, got involved. Alexandra Svokos, ABC News, 27 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of physical geography was in 1753

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“Physical geography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

physical geography

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

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