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physical geography

noun
  1. 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
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British Dictionary definitions for physical geography

physical geography

noun
  1. the branch of geography that deals with the natural features of the earth's surface
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physical geography in Science

physical geography

  1. 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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