the branch of geography concerned with natural features and phenomena of the earth's surface, as landforms, drainage features, climates, soils, and vegetation.
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Origin of physical geography
First recorded in 1800–10
Words nearby physical geography
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British Dictionary definitions for physical geography
the branch of geography that deals with the natural features of the earth's surface
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Scientific definitions for physical geography
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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