Definition of Geography

1. Noun. Study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation.

Exact synonyms: Geographics
Generic synonyms: Earth Science
Specialized synonyms: Physical Geography, Physiography, Topography, Economic Geography
Derivative terms: Geographer, Geographical



Definition of Geography

1. 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.

Definition of Geography

1. Noun. The study of the physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth. ¹

2. Noun. The physical structure of a particular region; terrain. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Geography

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Medical Definition of Geography

1. Origin: F. Geographie, l. Geographia, fr. Gr., the earth + description, fr. To write, describe. See Graphic. 1. The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, fetures, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited. 2. A treatise on this science. Astronomical, or Mathematical, geography treats of the earth as a planet, of its shape, its size, its lines of latitude and longitude, its zones, and the phenomena due to to the earth's diurnal and annual motions. Physical geography treats of the conformation of the earth's surface, of the distribution of land and water, of minerals, plants, animals, etc, and applies the principles of physics to the explanation of the diversities of climate, productions, etc. Political geography treats of the different countries into which earth is divided with regard to political and social and institutions and conditions. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Geography

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Literary usage of Geography

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1. Geographical Essays by William Morris Davis (1909)
"One of the objects to which geographers may well direct their attention is the nature of the whole subject of geography, under whose broad shelter ..."

2. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1856)
"CHAPTER I. HISTORICAL geography OF THE HOLY LAND. SECTION L HAKES, BOUNDARIES, AND DIVISIONS OF THE BOLT LAND. I. THIS country has in different ¬ęgee been ..."

3. Public School Methods (1916)
"Place of geography in Primary Grades. Most of the geography teaching in primary grades is incidental and indirect. The exception is in those schools whose ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1907)
"The question is whether geography shall be accorded a place alongside of other sciences amongst the subjects eligible by candidates for the examinations ..."

5. The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society by Manchester Geographical Society (1890)
"ON THE NECESSITY OF THOROUGH TEACHING IN GENERAL geography AS A PRELIMINARY TO THE ... By HJ MACKINDER,' MA, Reader in geography in the University of ..."

6. New York Teachers' Monographs by Sidney Marsden Fuerst (1899)
"So long as there has been elementary education there has been something of geography included. The Greek education laid stress on teaching the second book ..."

7. Readings in English History Drawn from the Original Sources: Intended to by Edward Potts Cheyney (1908)
"... scientific training in geography were so much less, that it is to modern, not to ancient, authors that we must look for accurate and full descriptions. ..."

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