Geographic latitude
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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