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Definition of geography noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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 class/department/teacher/textbook a degree in geography
  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.
adjective The survey covers a wide geographic area. the geographic distribution of wealth The importance of the town is due to its geographic location.
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adverb geographically remote areas
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: geography