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 geographical

geographic, geological, earthly, topographical

Examples from the Web for geographical

Contemporary Examples of geographical

Historical Examples of geographical

  • 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.



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