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 (jē′ə-grăf′ĭk) also ge·o·graph·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to geography.
2. Concerning the topography of a specific region.

ge′o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl)

also ge`o•graph′ic,

1. of or pertaining to geography.
2. of or pertaining to the natural features, population, industries, etc., of a region or regions.
ge`o•graph′i•cal•ly, adv.


The physical features of an area are often referred to as its geographical features.

...the geographical features which make the coast so attractive.
...geographical and climatic conditions.

A geographical area is one which is determined by its physical features, rather than, for example, by administrative or political boundaries.

The country stretches over three very different geographical areas.
There was gradual change over a broad geographical region.

Geographical and Geographic occur in the names of some organizations and publications concerned with the subject of geography.

...the Royal Geographical Society of Oslo.
...the National Geographic Society.
...the latest issue of National Geographic.

If you want to say that something relates to the teaching of geography, you use geography in front of another noun. You do not use 'geographical' or 'geographic'.

...a geography book. geography course.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.geographical - of or relating to the science of geography
2.geographical - determined by geography; "the north and south geographic poles"


[dʒɪəˈgræfɪkəl] ADJgeográfico


[ˌdʒiːəˈgræfɪkəl] geographic [ˌdʒiːəˈgræfɪk] adj [area, location] → géographique; [information, knowledge] → géographique; [feature] → géographique
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They performed the dizziest feats of arithmetic, soaring quite out of MY feeble range, and perpetrated, in higher spirits than ever, geographical and historical jokes.
But when, as in the case of Nicholas the Czar, the ringed crown of geographical empire encircles an imperial brain; then, the plebeian herds crouch abased before the tremendous centralization.
Andy looked up innocently at Sam, surprised at hearing this new geographical fact, but instantly confirmed what he said, by a vehement reiteration.
In short, I had no peace of my life until he was expatriated, and made (as I afterwards heard) a shepherd of, 'up the country' somewhere; I have no geographical idea where.
That I could have been at our old church in my old church-going clothes, on the very last Sunday that ever was, seemed a combination of impossibilities, geographical and social, solar and lunar.
Hubbard withdrew from business life, and as it was impossible for a man of his ardent temperament to be idle, he plunged into the National Geographical Society.
If we attend carefully to geographical and commercial considerations, in conjunction with the habits and prejudices of the different States, we shall be led to conclude that in case of disunion they will most naturally league themselves under two governments.
At last a long article appeared, on the 7th of October, in the bulletin of the Royal Geographical Society, which treated the question from every point of view, and demonstrated the utter folly of the enterprise.
Thus the count was halfway turned towards his visitor, having his back towards the window, his elbow resting on the geographical chart which furnished the theme of conversation for the moment, -- a conversation which assumed, as in the case of the interviews with Danglars and Morcerf, a turn analogous to the persons, if not to the situation.
The youth's friend had a geographical illusion concerning a stream, and he obtained permission to go for some water.
When a man is not adequately appreciated or comfortably placed in his own country, his thoughts naturally turn towards foreign climes; and David's imagination circled round and round the utmost limits of his geographical knowledge, in search of a country where a young gentleman of pasty visage, lipless mouth, and stumpy hair, would be likely to be received with the hospitable enthusiasm which he had a right to expect.
Near the centre of the State of New York lies an extensive district of country whose surface is a succession of hills and dales, or, to speak with greater deference to geographical definitions, of mountains and valleys.

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