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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  • 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 distribution… …   English dictionary

  • geographical — index regional Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • geographical — 1550s, from L.L. geographicus (from Gk. geographikos, from geographia; see GEOGRAPHY (Cf. geography)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Geographically …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

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

  • geographical — [jē΄ə graf′i kəl] adj. 1. of or according to geography 2. with reference to the geography of a particular region: Also geographic geographically adv …   English World dictionary

  • Geographical — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • geographical — UK geographical UK US (also geographic, /dʒiːəʊˈgræfɪk/) /ˌdʒiːəʊˈgræfɪkəl/ adjective ► relating to the features of the earth s surface, or those of a particular area or place: »Melbourne is a multi cultural city that is characterized by its… …   Financial and business terms

  • geographical — ge|o|graph|i|cal [ˌdʒi:əˈgræfıkəl] adj also ge|o|graph|ic 1.) relating to the place in an area, country etc where something or someone is geographical area/location/position ▪ a large geographical area ▪ their geographical proximity to Japan… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • geographical — [[t]ʤi͟ːəgræ̱fɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n (The form geographic [[t]ʤi͟ːəgræ̱fɪk[/t]] is also used.) Geographical or geographic means concerned with or relating to geography. Its geographical location stimulated overseas mercantile enterprise. ...a …   English dictionary

  • geographical — ge|o|graph|i|cal [ ,dʒiə græfıkl ] or ge|o|graph|ic [ ,dʒiə græfık ] adjective ** relating to an area or place, or its geography: The hospital has an ideal geographical location. a broad geographical distribution of students ╾ ge|o|graph|i|cal|ly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English