Geographic
Geographic Ge`o*graph"ic, Geographical Ge`o*graph"ic*al, a. [L. geographicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. g['e]ographique.] Of or pertaining to geography. [1913 Webster]

{Geographical distribution}. See under {Distribution}.

{Geographic latitude} (of a place), the angle included between a line perpendicular or normal to the level surface of water at rest at the place, and the plane of the equator; differing slightly from the geocentric latitude by reason of the difference between the earth's figure and a true sphere.

{Geographical mile}. See under {Mile}.

{Geographical variation}, any variation of a species which is dependent on climate or other geographical conditions. [1913 Webster]


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  • geographic — geographic, geographical Both forms have a long history, geographic being first recorded in 1630 and geographical in 1559. The longer form is dominant in BrE, but geographic alternates with it more frequently in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • geographic — UK US /ˌdʒiəˈɡræfɪk/ adjective ► GEOGRAPHICAL(Cf. ↑geographical) …   Financial and business terms

  • geographic — 1620s, shortened form of GEOGRAPHICAL (Cf. geographical); in some cases probably from M.Fr. géographique …   Etymology dictionary

  • geographic — adj. Geographic is used with these nouns: ↑boundary, ↑distance, ↑diversity, ↑expansion, ↑isolation, ↑location, ↑pole, ↑proximity, ↑reach, ↑region, ↑scope, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • geographic — geographical UK [ˌdʒiːəˈɡræfɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌdʒɪəˈɡræfɪk(ə)l] or geographic UK [ˌdʒiːəˈɡræfɪk] / US [ˌdʒɪəˈɡræfɪk] adjective ** relating to an area or place, or to its geography The hospital has an ideal geographical location. a broad geographical… …   English dictionary

  • geographic — geographical [ˌdʒiːəˈgræfɪk(ə)l] or geographic [ˌdʒiːəˈgræfɪk] adj relating to an area or place, or to geography geographically [ˌdʒiːəˈgræfɪkli] adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • geographic — geographical ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to geography. DERIVATIVES geographic adjective geographically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • geographic — or geographical adjective Date: 1559 1. of or relating to geography 2. belonging to or characteristic of a particular region • geographically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • geographic — ge·o·graph·ic (jē ə grăfʹĭk) also ge·o·graph·i·cal ( ĭ kəl) adj. 1. Of or relating to geography. 2. Concerning the topography of a specific region.   ge o·graphʹi·cal·ly adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • geographic — adjective a) Pertaining to geography. b) Determined by geography, as opposed to magnetic (i.e. North.) See Also: geographer, geographical, geographically …   Wiktionary

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