part of speech: noun

inflections: geographies

definition 1: the science of the earth’s surface and all life on it. When studying geography, one learns about the different countries and people of the earth, its climate, its natural resources, and its oceans, rivers, and mountains.

definition 2: the physical features of an area on the earth’s surface.

  • Deserts are part of the geography of the southwestern United States.

Word History

Geography comes from a Latin word that means “a written description of the earth.”