geography

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From Middle French géographie, from Latin geōgraphia, from Ancient Greek γεωγραφία (geographia), from γῆ (, earth) + γράφω (graphō, write).

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geography (countable and uncountable, plural geographies)

  1. The study of the physical structure and inhabitants of the Earth.
  2. The physical structure of a particular region; terrain.
    • 1973, Helen Miller Bailey, Abraham Phineas Nasatir, Latin America: the development of its civilization
      The geography of the Andes approaches never made transportation easy; routes to Bogota, Quito, La Paz, and Cuzco were so precipitous as to slow down the development of those Spanish cities in the interior.

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