American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity.
- n. The physical characteristics, especially the surface features, of an area.
- n. A book on geography.
- n. An ordered arrangement of constituent elements: charting a geography of the mind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of the description of the earth's surface in its present condition, and of the distribution upon it of its various products and animals, especially of mankind, etc. See phrases below. The object of the geographer is to describe the earth's surface as it now exists. The geologist, on the other hand, seeks to throw light on the past history of the globe, although in doing this he must constantly refer to and study its present condition. Abbreviated geography
- n. A book containing a description of the earth or of a portion of it; particularly, a school-book for teaching the science of geography.
- n. The main features of a locality as regards its geographical position and general character; the knowledge derived from geographical research.
- n. The study of the physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth.
- n. The physical structure of a particular region; terrain.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, features, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited. It also includes the responses and adaptations of people to topography, climate, soil and vegetation.
- n. A treatise on this science.
- n. study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
- Via Latin and French, from Ancient Greek γεωγραφία (geographia), from γῆ (gē, "earth") + γράφω ("write"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin geōgraphia, from Greek geōgraphiā : geō-, geo- + -graphiā, -graphy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But only one student found the title geography champ.”
“I think learning the geography is the most daunting element of using a real city.”
“I was told by a reliable source that the geography is a little wacky in the book.”
“Don't worry, though, although the geography is a bit odd, the rest of Scandinavia is included much further down the list (Sweden represented by Mankell, omitting Sjowall/Wahloo, Tursten, Jungstedt, Theorin, Lackberg ... and Norway captured by Fossum, which omits Nesbo).”
“A small scientific space shuttle crash lands on a planet with some mysterious properties: the stars don't move, the sun rises in the west, and the geography is an inversion of Earth's (water is land and vice versa).”
“The trouble with a pure first-past-the-post system, particularly in a large geography, is that it rewards regional parties over national ones.”
“As someone who has taught middle school children in geography and earth science one of the first things taught to children is the difference between weather and climate.”
“His "geography is destiny" approach also gives no insights into such stark disparities as North vs South Korea and the old East vs West Germany.”
“The rate of litigation and regulatory scrutiny on corporations across every industry and geography is increasing dramatically.”
“I really have no idea what the geography is of the Riviera Maya in relation to all the trouble currently going on.”
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