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"geography" in British English

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geographynoun [U]

uk   /dʒiˈɒɡ.rə.fi/  us   /dʒiˈɑː.ɡrə-/
A2 the ​study of the ​systems and ​processesinvolved in the world's ​weather, ​mountains, ​seas, ​lakes, etc. and of the ​ways in which ​countries and ​peopleorganizelife within an ​area the geography of somewhere the way all the ​parts of an ​area are ​arranged within it: the geography of ​Australia It's ​impossible to ​figure out the geography of this ​hospital.

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(Definition of geography from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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geographynoun [U]

 us   /dʒiˈɑɡ·rə·fi/
social studies the ​study of the ​features and ​systems of the earth’s ​surface, ​includingcontinents, ​mountains, ​seas, ​weather, and ​plantlife, and of the ​ways in which ​countries and ​peopleorganizelife within an ​area
geographic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪk/ (also geographical,  /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪ·kəl/ )
a geographic ​region
geographically
adverb  us   /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪk·li/
Japan is geographically ​close to ​North Korea.
(Definition of geography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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geographynoun

uk   us   /dʒiˈɒɡrəfi/
[C] (plural geographies) an ​area where a ​companyoperates or ​sells a ​product: The ​companyadded that there had been a "​businessslowdown in all geographies."
(Definition of geography from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “geography”
in Korean 지리학…
in Arabic عِلْم الجُغْرافيا…
in Malaysian geografi…
in French géographie…
in Russian география…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地理, 地理學…
in Italian geografia…
in Turkish coğrafya, coğrafya bilimi…
in Polish geografia…
in Spanish geografía…
in Vietnamese địa lý học…
in Portuguese geografia…
in Thai ภูมิศาสตร์…
in German die Geographie…
in Catalan geografia…
in Japanese 地理学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地理, 地理学…
in Indonesian geografi…
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