Etymology
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geography (n.)

"the science of description of the earth's surface in its present condition," 1540s, from French géographie (15c.), from Latin geographia, from Greek geographia "description of the earth's surface," from geo- "earth" + -graphia "description" (see -graphy).

updated on December 07, 2020

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Definitions of geography from WordNet

geography (n.)
study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation;
Synonyms: geographics
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