physical geography

noun

Definition of 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 For those with the skills to harness these innovations, GEOINT offers a unique perspective of human activity, physical geography, and how the world around us is changing, that most businesses have never had access to before. Kjartan Rist, Forbes, 6 Sep. 2021 Colee’s focus on the New River is a tie-in of culture, historical events and physical geography. Scott Luxor, sun-sentinel.com, 6 July 2021 The study cites a report published in 1899 that suggests Māori accounts of voyages referred to sub-Antarctic flora, fauna and physical geography. Saphora Smith, NBC News, 11 June 2021 His colleague Phillip Toms, a professor of physical geography at the University of Gloucestershire, also examined quartz taken from the deepest sediment layer — around 3 feet deep at the giant’s elbows and soles. Washington Post, 17 May 2021 Robin quickly establishes complete authority over the mall’s physical geography. Michelle Delgado, The Atlantic, 17 July 2019 In addition to the physical geography of the cloud, the HBDI is unhappy about telemetry in both Office 365 and Windows 10 itself. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 15 July 2019 Kalotay’s sense of place — the physical geography as well as emotional landscape — is as savvy and sharp as her portrait of the friendship between these two women. Nina Maclaughlin, BostonGlobe.com, 10 July 2019 Andrew Sole, a physical geography researcher at the University of Sheffield, tells Hannah Osborne at Newsweek. Cataloguing the lakes under the ice isn’t just an exercise in cartography. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of physical geography

1753, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2021

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“Physical geography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physical%20geography. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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