Definition of Physical geography

1. Noun. The study of physical features of the earth's surface.

Exact synonyms: Physiography
Generic synonyms: Geographics, Geography

Definition of Physical geography

1. Noun. (geography) The subfield of geography that studies physical patterns and processes of the Earth. It aims to understand the forces that produce and change rocks, oceans, weather, and global flora and fauna patterns. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physical Geography

physical constants
physical containment
physical culture
physical dependence
physical diagnosis
physical education
physical education and training
physical elasticity of muscle
physical endurance
physical examination
physical exercise
physical exertion
physical finger
physical fingers
physical fitness
physical geography (current term)
physical half-life
physical law
physical map
physical maps
physical medicine
physical modalities
physical object
physical pendulum
physical phenomenon
physical property
physical quantities
physical quantity
physical rehabilitation
physical restoration

Literary usage of Physical geography

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"See Military service—Physical fitness physical geography Contributions of geodesy ... Sei Am S 83:82-3 F 10 '17 physical geography of the southern Algerian- ..."

2. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"physical geography—Continued Mexico Frontier region of Mexico, bibliog il map Geog Experiments ... J Geog 14:161-5 F '16 physical geography of Washington. ..."

3. The Journal of Geography by National Council of Geography Teachers (U.S.) (1905)
"While laboratory manuals of physical geography are becoming almost numerous, few, if any, are as comprehensive in scope as the volume under discussion. ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1908)
"The author is Professor of Geology in the University of Paris, and is well known for his valuable researches on the physical geography and geology of the ..."

5. Geographical Essays by William Morris Davis (1909)
"XII FIELD WORK IN physical geography The character of the practical exercises in a course in physical geography that follows a course on geology will be ..."

6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1849)
"physical geography. WE have here combined the best of all books, and the best of all maps, for the study of the most interesting description of Geography. ..."

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