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geographical

or geographic

[jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l or jee-uh-graf-ik] /ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl or ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to geography.
2.
of or relating to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions.
Origin of geographical
1550-1560
1550-60; < Late Latin geōgraphicus (< Greek geōgraphikós; see geo-, -graph, -ic) + -al2
Related forms
geographically, adverb
nongeographic, adjective
nongeographical, adjective
nongeographically, adverb
ungeographic, adjective
ungeographical, adjective
ungeographically, adverb
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adj.

1620s, shortened form of geographical; in some cases probably from Middle French géographique.

geographical

adj.

1550s, from Late Latin geographicus (from Greek geographikos, from geographia; see geography) + -al (1). Related: Geographically.

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