or ge·o·graph·ic

[jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l or jee-uh-graf-ik]


of or relating to geography.
of or relating to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for geographic

geographic, geological, earthly, topographical

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Word Origin and History for geographic

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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper