physical geography


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 Robin quickly establishes complete authority over the mall’s physical geography. Michelle Delgado, The Atlantic, "What the Starcourt Mall Means to the World of Stranger Things," 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, "Office 365 declared illegal in German schools due to privacy risks," 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,, "Three new books take on the personal and the political," 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, "More Than 50 Lakes Found Under Greenland Ice Sheet," 27 June 2019 Your economic community might have nothing to do with physical geography. Gregory Barber, WIRED, "Inside an All-White Town’s Divisive Experiment With Cryptocurrency," 6 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of physical geography

1753, in the meaning defined above

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“Physical geography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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