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a geographical area (=one that is shown on a map)
▪ The survey took place in three geographical areas.
a geographical boundary
▪ Today satellite communications cross all geographical boundaries.
geographical location
▪ its isolated geographical location
geographical spread
▪ the geographical spread of the company’s hotels
sth’s historical/geographical/political etc origins
▪ This type of story has its historical origins in eighteenth century gothic novels.
▪ the geographical origins of the plant
▪ In addition, there were local initiatives such as Club 403 which attempted to provide viewdata to domestic consumers in a limited geographical area.
▪ Currently those agreements limit the distribution of radio broadcasts to specific geographical areas.
▪ Linguistic ability posed special problems where one particular geographical area was concerned.
▪ Civilizations as geographical areas Civilizations, vast or otherwise, can always be located on a map.
▪ The geographical area where each sale was made; 6.
▪ In 1914 they were still few in number and often had impractically large geographical areas to deal with.
▪ Those that were traded over wide geographical areas, though, can be useful in linking the dating frameworks of different regions.
▪ These can vary dramatically within quite small geographical areas.
▪ In both networks, operations are organized on a geographical basis.
▪ Asset allocation in an international fund was traditionally done on a geographical basis.
▪ Place - very simply the organisation is divided on a geographical basis.
▪ Calls to the single market hotline are not necessarily recorded on a geographical basis.
▪ Yet here was a view of the Earth that showed no political, racial or geographical boundaries.
▪ However, in cyberspace, geographical boundaries are irrelevant, and people of different views are thrown together.
▪ And once again this geographical change coincided with shifts in the economy at national level.
▪ For the first approach, the question was why did that specific geographical change take place?
▪ Major geographical changes appear to have caused widespread extinctions by the destruction of habitats.
▪ These two techniques of casting are regarded as distinct and having different geographical distributions.
▪ In other words, what is needed is not only an equal but an equitable geographical distribution of educational resources.
▪ So the geographical distribution of the disease in older women is more likely to point to dietary pathogens.
▪ The geographical distribution of internet hosts further illustrates the wide differences in connectivity between rich and poor countries.
▪ However, the choice significantly affects the final geographical distribution and their use in resource allocation has been questioned.
▪ Rut these have to some extent been inferred from the discrete geographical distribution of each kingdom's coinage.
▪ The task, then, of any government attempting to reduce inequalities in the geographical distribution of services is very difficult.
▪ A number of studies have looked at the geographical distribution of doctors both in regions and in smaller districts.
▪ He was also to present a letter of congratulations and a sword and gather military and geographical information.
▪ A paper map represents geographical information in analogue fashion, using lines and symbols.
▪ Remote sensing and geographical information systems.
▪ They also received geographical information from native people in map form.
▪ Steamboats, railways and telegraphs broke down geographical isolation.
▪ To begin with Darwin had solved this problem by invoking geographical isolation.
▪ One process which has certainly been important is geographical isolation.
▪ Frequently many rural communities are faced with more than their physical and geographical isolation.
▪ There is debate about whether a single species can split into two without geographical isolation.
▪ Their geographical location tended to coincide with those areas in which the 1936 rising had been successful.
▪ Yet his geographical location worked in his favor.
▪ The Armagnacs were in a particularly vulnerable position as a result of the geographical location of their lands.
▪ They have cut the nerve of traditional religion, which is often tied to specific geographical locations and cultural patterns.
▪ Bearing in mind the geographical locations of the superpowers, this is easier to contemplate than achieve.
▪ The geographical location of the installations and predominant meteorological conditions and sources of danger arising from the location of the site 2.
▪ On the question of regional differences, these studies of financial exchanges suggest that geographical location is rather unimportant.
▪ Manuscripts are usually sent to two or three reviewers, chosen for their expertise rather than their geographical location.
▪ Netwise thought direct sales would increase if it expanded into new geographical markets.
▪ It is also interested in selective acquisition as a way of moving into new geographical markets or new up-and-coming product areas.
▪ However, the Commission may focus on regional markets and even on local markets, where these are the relevant geographical markets.
▪ Evidence for this is provided by the relatively low rates of geographical mobility in Britain as compared with other countries.
▪ This project is intended to explore the complex relationship between geographical mobility and voting.
▪ This brings us to our third point, that of geographical mobility as it affects different social groups.
▪ Though geographical mobility is possible, to move means severing all the social ties which the miner has built up.
▪ In areas of geographical mobility people may be neighbours who are culturally strangers.
▪ These decisions may well also be affected by geographical mobility both for employment and retirement.
▪ But geographical patterns like this demand the jet-eye view, or of course maps.
▪ A new geographical pattern began to take shape.
▪ Three principal dimensions have dominated geographical patterns of population change in the second half of the twentieth century.
▪ Her geographical position, like Athens', was accessible to outside influences and radical thinking.
▪ Her population, geographical position, army and industrial strength made her the leading continental nation.
▪ The geographical position of the frontier fluctuated with the fortunes of war.
▪ It has six catalogues, each historically in a different market or geographical position.
▪ Then, because of their geographical position, they were seriously weakened by the Viking onslaught down the east coast.
▪ Parishes vary enormously in size, according to their geographical position and the special circumstances of their historical development.
▪ This was partly thanks to Sparta's protected geographical position.
▪ A country's strategic geographical position might invite super-power attention and meddling in its internal affairs.
▪ Those criteria include sibling priority and geographical proximity.
▪ On that basis, communities of interest, rather than geographical proximity, are redefining the politics of our time.
▪ Prey Selection Throughout its geographical range, Nucella lapillus has a choice of prey species.
▪ Comparison of evidence from other countries or geographical regions would seek to confirm this generalization.
▪ Such networks are inevitably built up on a regional basis because the finds are usually confined to a limited geographical region.
▪ Changes in the 1950s and early 1960s brought rationalised boundaries to create tighter geographical regions and eradicate penetrating lines and competition.
▪ The Act concentrated on training oriented by industry, the other possibilities considered were occupations and geographical regions.
▪ The research should also indicate specific geographical regions where in-depth analyses of syntactic variation could most usefully be carried out.
▪ Finally, it is important to remember the geographical scope of any survey.
▪ The appeal of a merger included widening Martineau's client base, a greater geographical spread and having more resources.
▪ We also looked for a geographical spread of writers.
▪ The geographical spread of the observers is skewed.
▪ The geographical spread is reasonable, though doubtless there will be some omissions apparent depending on where you are based.
▪ Stereotypes, moreover, are subject to historical change and geographical variation and salience.
▪ The implications of concentration of provincial press ownership are greater when its geographical variation is taken into account.
▪ Brandt switched the emphasis from geographical variation to the study of the annual cycle of plankton growth found in the northern oceans.
▪ There are also strong geographical variations with a particularly heavy concentration in certain inner-city areas, for example Inner London and Newcastle.
▪ Many other animals show similar geographical variation in size.
▪ It is well documented that there are geographical variations in both health status and health care expenditure within Britain.
geographical maps of the area
▪ Clustering of high fertility families, and geographical and social isolation of some estates, may be important too.
▪ Each place will tend to support a particular kind of instrument, depending on geographical factors and the available flora and fauna.
▪ It involves transformation of data so that they are reported at a comparable geographical scale, projection and set of geographical units.
▪ On a global turnover of £656 million in 1991/2, the geographical break down was: U.S. 38.4%.
▪ The police demarcated the city into eighteen geographical divisions, the gangs and races into thousands.
▪ There were both geographical and historical reasons for this exodus towards the West.
▪ These two techniques of casting are regarded as distinct and having different geographical distributions.
▪ Yet here was a view of the Earth that showed no political, racial or geographical boundaries.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Geographic \Ge`o*graph"ic\, Geographical \Ge`o*graph"ic*al\, a. Of or pertaining to geography.

Geographical distribution. See under Distribution.

Geographic latitude (of a place), the angle included between a line perpendicular or normal to the level surface of water at rest at the place, and the plane of the equator; differing slightly from the geocentric latitude by reason of the difference between the earth's figure and a true sphere.

Geographical mile. See under Mile.

Geographical variation, any variation of a species which is dependent on climate or other geographical conditions.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1550s, from Late Latin geographicus (from Greek geographikos, from geographia; see geography) + -al (1). Related: Geographically.


a. Of or relating to geography; geographic.

  1. adj. of or relating to the science of geography [syn: geographic]

  2. determined by geography; "the north and south geographic poles" [syn: geographic] [ant: magnetic]

Geographical (magazine)

Geographical is the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), and was founded by Michael Huxley in 1935.

The publishers pay a licence fee to the Society, which is used to fund the advancement of exploration and research and the promotion of geographical knowledge. The magazine features articles on geographical topics, the environment, conservation and travel. The magazine is published twelve times per year (monthly).

Usage examples of "geographical".

Ores of Lead -- Geographical Distribution of the Lead Industry -- Chemical and Physical Properties of Lead -- Alloys of Lead -- Compounds of Lead -- Dressing of Lead Ores -- Smelting of Lead Ores -- Smelting in the Scotch or American Ore-hearth -- Smelting in the Shaft or Blast Furnace -- Condensation of Lead Fume -- Desilverisation, or the Separation of Silver from Argentiferous Lead -- Cupellation -- The Manufacture of Lead Pipes and Sheets -- Protoxide of Lead -- Litharge and Massicot -- Red Lead or Minium -- Lead Poisoning -- Lead Substitutes -- Zinc and its Compounds -- Pumice Stone -- Drying Oils and Siccatives -- Oil of Turpentine Resin -- Classification of Mineral Pigments -- Analysis of Raw and Finished Products -- Tables -- Index.

So he began to study the geographical distribution of the goat with the zeal of an anthropologist localising dolicocephalic and brachycephalic races.

That the removal from the original chapel had been effected before 1586 is shown by the fact that the chapel is given in its present geographical sequence in the edition of Caccia published at the end of that year.

Was the government of the two Caimacams to be sectarian or geographical?

The process of diffusion may often be very slow, being dependent on climatal and geographical changes, or on strange accidents, but in the long run the dominant forms will generally succeed in spreading.

But the geographical and climatal changes, which have certainly occurred within recent geological times, must have interrupted or rendered discontinuous the formerly continuous range of many species.

Looking to geographical distribution, if we admit that there has been during the long course of ages much migration from one part of the world to another, owing to former climatal and geographical changes and to the many occasional and unknown means of dispersal, then we can understand, on the theory of descent with modification, most of the great leading facts in Distribution.

To Blatherwick, who had very little sympathy with gladness of any sort, the sight only called up by contrast the very different scene on which his eyes would look down the next evening from the vantage coigne of the pulpit, in a church filled with an eminently respectable congregation--to which he would be setting forth the results of certain late geographical discoveries and local identifications, not knowing that already even later discoveries had rendered all he was about to say more than doubtful.

A list of cryptozoological sightings organized by geographical area, with special reference to those grouped around sites of current nuclear power plants.

He still wrote scholarly articles for geographical journals, and Pitt had a deep suspicion that if Dacre were not held by the twin fetters of duty and heritage, he would be happily traveling in the Antipodes somewhere, making maps.

The stone had made the province of Ephyra, despite her relatively small geographical size, one of the richest in the nation.

But after very long intervals of time and after great geographical changes, permitting much inter-migration, the feebler will yield to the more dominant forms, and there will be nothing immutable in the laws of past and present distribution.

Annette does a double-take as her thesaurus conspires with her open government firmware and dumps a geographical database of city social services into her sensorium.

After starting as the Board on Geographic Names, it became the Geographic Board, then the Board on Geographical Names and now is once again the Board on Geographic Names.

I am not a believer in geomancy, or that geographical places have spirits of their own, but I do believe that certain vistas can provide an expansive pattern of reality that resonates with prior memory patterns.