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geography

noun [U]  /dʒiˈɑɡ·rə·fi/ us  
social studies the study of the features and systems of the earth’s surface, including continents, mountains, seas, weather, and plant life, and of the ways in which countries and people organize life within an area
geographic
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪk/ ( also geographical,  /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪ·kəl/) us  
a geographic region
geographically
adverb  /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪk·li/ us  
Japan is geographically close to North Korea.
Translations of “geography”
in Korean 지리학…
in Arabic عِلْم الجُغْرافيا…
in French géographie…
in Turkish coğrafya, coğrafya bilimi…
in Italian geografia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地理, 地理學…
in Russian география…
in Polish geografia…
in Spanish geografía…
in Portuguese geografia…
in German die Geographie…
in Catalan geografia…
in Japanese 地理学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地理, 地理学…
(Definition of geography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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