geography[jē äg′rə fē]
Geography is the study of the Earth.
- The definition of geography is the study of the Earth.
- An example of geography is the study of where the states are located.
- An example of geography is the climate and natural resources of the land.
- the descriptive science dealing with the surface of the earth, its division into continents and countries, and the climate, plants, animals, natural resources, inhabitants, and industries of the various divisions
- the physical features, esp. the surface features, of a region, area, or place
- a book about geography
Origin of geographyClassical Latin geographia ; from Classical Greek geōgraphia, geography ; from geō- (see geo-) + graphein, to write: see graphic
- The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity.
- The physical characteristics, especially the surface features, of an area.
- A book on geography.
- An ordered arrangement of constituent elements: charting a geography of the mind.
Origin of geographyLatin geōgraphia, from Greek geōgraphiā : geō-, geo- + -graphiā, -graphy.
(countable and uncountable, plural geographies)
From Middle French géographie, from Latin geōgraphia, from Ancient Greek γεωγραφία (geographia), from γῆ (gē, “earth”) + γράφω (graphō, “write”).