[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;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
< Late Latin geōgraphicus
(< Greek geōgraphikós;
) + -al2
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Word Origin and History for non-geographical
1550s, from Late Latin geographicus (from Greek geographikos, from geographia; see geography) + -al (1). Related: Geographically.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper