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English definition of “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
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪk/ (also geographical,  /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪ·kəl/) us  
a geographic region
adverb  /ˌdʒi·əˈɡræf·ɪk·li/ us  
Japan is geographically close to North Korea.
(Definition of geography from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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