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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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  • But how this would have helped them to cross the geographical equator, we fail to see.

    Life: Its True Genesis R. W. Wright
  • Not alone was he in the geographical Southland, for he was in the Southland of life.

    White Fang Jack London
  • Let us now resume the sequel of the geographical Description of Louisiana.

    The History of Louisiana Le Page Du Pratz
  • More'n likely there'd be somethin' in that to help you with that geographical tree.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • One more aspect of the Timaeus remains to be considered—the mythological or geographical.

    Timaeus Plato
Word Origin and History for geographical
adj.

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

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