Geography meaning

jē-ŏgrə-fē
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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.
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A book about geography.
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A book on geography.
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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.
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The scientific study of the Earth's surface and its various climates, countries, peoples, and natural resources.
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The physical features, esp. the surface features, of a region, area, or place.
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The physical characteristics, especially the surface features, of an area.
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The physical characteristics, especially the surface features, of an area.
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An ordered arrangement of constituent elements.

Charting a geography of the mind.

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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.

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The study of the physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth.
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The physical structure of a particular region; terrain.
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Origin of geography

  • Latin geōgraphia from Greek geōgraphiā geō- geo- -graphiā -graphy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French géographie, from Latin geōgraphia, from Ancient Greek γεωγραφία (geographia), from γῆ (gē, “earth”) + γράφω (graphō, “write”).

    From Wiktionary