- the branch of geography concerned with natural features and phenomena of the earth's surface, as landforms, drainage features, climates, soils, and vegetation.
Origin of physical geography
First recorded in 1800–10
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- the branch of geography that deals with the natural features of the earth's surface
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- The scientific study of the natural features of the Earth's surface, especially in its current aspects, including land formation, climate, currents, and distribution of flora and fauna. Also called physiography
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