geographic


geographic
geographic, geographical
Both forms have a long history, geographic being first recorded in 1630 and geographical in 1559. The longer form is dominant in BrE, but geographic alternates with it more frequently in AmE.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Geographic — Ge o*graph ic, Geographical Ge o*graph ic*al, a. [L. geographicus, Gr. ?: cf. F. g[ e]ographique.] Of or pertaining to geography. [1913 Webster] {Geographical distribution}. See under {Distribution}. {Geographic latitude} (of a place), the angle… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geographic — UK US /ˌdʒiəˈɡræfɪk/ adjective ► GEOGRAPHICAL(Cf. ↑geographical) …   Financial and business terms

  • geographic — 1620s, shortened form of GEOGRAPHICAL (Cf. geographical); in some cases probably from M.Fr. géographique …   Etymology dictionary

  • geographic — adj. Geographic is used with these nouns: ↑boundary, ↑distance, ↑diversity, ↑expansion, ↑isolation, ↑location, ↑pole, ↑proximity, ↑reach, ↑region, ↑scope, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • geographic — geographical UK [ˌdʒiːəˈɡræfɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌdʒɪəˈɡræfɪk(ə)l] or geographic UK [ˌdʒiːəˈɡræfɪk] / US [ˌdʒɪəˈɡræfɪk] adjective ** relating to an area or place, or to its geography The hospital has an ideal geographical location. a broad geographical… …   English dictionary

  • geographic — geographical [ˌdʒiːəˈgræfɪk(ə)l] or geographic [ˌdʒiːəˈgræfɪk] adj relating to an area or place, or to geography geographically [ˌdʒiːəˈgræfɪkli] adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • geographic — geographical ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to geography. DERIVATIVES geographic adjective geographically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • geographic — or geographical adjective Date: 1559 1. of or relating to geography 2. belonging to or characteristic of a particular region • geographically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • geographic — ge·o·graph·ic (jē ə grăfʹĭk) also ge·o·graph·i·cal ( ĭ kəl) adj. 1. Of or relating to geography. 2. Concerning the topography of a specific region.   ge o·graphʹi·cal·ly adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • geographic — adjective a) Pertaining to geography. b) Determined by geography, as opposed to magnetic (i.e. North.) See Also: geographer, geographical, geographically …   Wiktionary