, l. geographia
, fr. Gr. ; ge`a
, the earth + description, fr. to write, describe. See Graphic
The science which treats of the world and its inhabitants; a description of the earth, or a portion of the earth, including its structure, features, products, political divisions, and the people by whom it is inhabited. It also includes the responses and adaptations of people to topography, climate, soil and vegetation [1913 Webster]
A treatise on this science. [1913 Webster]
Astronomical, or Mathematical, geography treats of the earth as a planet, of its shape, its size, its lines of latitude and longitude, its zones, and the phenomena due to to the earth's diurnal and annual motions. -- Physical geography treats of the conformation of the earth's surface, of the distribution of land and water, of minerals, plants, animals, etc., and applies the principles of physics to the explanation of the diversities of climate, productions, etc. -- Political geography treats of the different countries into which earth is divided with regard to political and social and institutions and conditions.
Earth, Gaea, Ge, Tellus, Terra, biosphere, cartography, chorography, cosmical geology, dynamic geology, geodesy, geodetic satellite, geodetics, geodynamics, geognosy, geographics, geological chemistry, geological engineering, geology, geomorphogeny, geomorphology, geophysics, geoscopy, geosphere, geotectonic geology, globe, historical geology, hydrogeology, mineralogy, mining geology, mother earth, navigation, orbiting geophysical observatory, paleontological geology, pedology, physical geography
, physical geology, physiographic geology, physiography, soil mechanics, soil science, stratigraphic geology, stratigraphy, surveying, terra, terrestrial globe, the blue planet, this pendent world, topography, vale, vale of tears, whole wide world, world
situation, position, locality, locale, status, latitude and longitude, footing, standing, standpoint, post, stage, aspect, attitude, posture, pose, environment, surroundings (location), circumjacence, place, site, station, seat, venue, whereabouts, ground, bearings, spot, topography, geography
, chorography, map, situate, situated, local, topical, topographical, in situ, in loco, here and there, passim, hereabouts, thereabouts, whereabouts, in place, here, there, in such and such surroundings, in such and such environs, in such and such entourage, amidst such and such surroundings, amidst such and such environs, amidst such and such entourage.