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Meaning of GEOGRAPHY

Pronunciation:  jee'√Ęgrufee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation

GEOGRAPHY is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: geographics
 See Also: earth science, economic geography, physical geography, physiography, topography



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ge*og"ra*phy\, n.; pl. {Geographies}. [F.
g['e]ographie, l. geographia, fr. Gr. ?; ge`a, gh^, 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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are studying geography, foretells of much travels in your future.
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