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geographical

or ge·o·graph·ic

[jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l or jee-uh-graf-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to geography.
  2. of or relating to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions.
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Origin of geographical

1550–60; < Late Latin geōgraphicus (< Greek geōgraphikós; see geo-, -graph, -ic) + -al2
Related formsge·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ge·o·graph·ic, adjectivenon·ge·o·graph·i·cal, adjectivenon·ge·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ge·o·graph·ic, adjectiveun·ge·o·graph·i·cal, adjectiveun·ge·o·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for geographical

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

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

  • 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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