Definition of geography noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dʒiˈɒɡrəfi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dʒiˈɑːɡrəfi//
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  1. 1   [uncountable] the scientific study of the earth’s surface, physical features, divisions, products, population, etc. human/physical/economic/social geography a geography lesson/department/teacher/textbook a degree in geography See related entries: Subjects and courses
  2. 2  [singular] the way in which the physical features of a place are arranged the geography of New York City Kim knew the geography of the building and strode along the corridor.
  3. 3[singular] the way in which a particular aspect of life or society is influenced by geography or varies according to geography The geography of poverty and the geography of voting are connected.
  4. 4[countable] (business) a country, area or region We are now operational across multiple geographies.
  5. Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French géographie or Latin geographia, from Greek geōgraphia, from ‘earth’ + -graphia ‘writing’.Extra examples I wasn’t familiar with the geography of New York City. She knew the geography of the building well. The geography of the area makes travel very difficult. The island’s geography is very simple.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: geography