or ge·o·graph·ic

[ jee-uh-graf-i-kuh l or jee-uh-graf-ik ]
/ ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl or ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪk /


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

Nearby words

  1. geographic information system,
  2. geographic mile,
  3. geographic north,
  4. geographic range,
  5. geographic south,
  6. geographical determinism,
  7. geographical mile,
  8. geographical tongue,
  9. geography,
  10. geohydrology

Origin of geographical

1550–60; < Late Latin geōgraphicus (< Greek geōgraphikós; see geo-, -graph, -ic) + -al2

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

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Word Origin and History for geographical



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper