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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mile  \Mile\,  n.  [AS.  m[=i]l,  fr  L.  millia,  milia;  pl  of  mille 
  a  thousand,  i.  e.,  milia  passuum  a  thousand  paces.  Cf  {Mill} 
  the  tenth  of  a  cent,  {Million}.] 
  A  certain  measure  of  distance,  being  equivalent  in  England 
  and  the  United  States  to  320  poles  or  rods,  or  5,280  feet. 
 
  Note:  The  distance  called  a  mile  varies  greatly  in  different 
  countries.  Its  length  in  yards  is  in  Norway,  12,182; 
  in  Brunswick,  11,816;  in  Sweden,  11,660;  in  Hungary, 
  9,139;  in  Switzerland,  8,548;  in  Austria,  8,297;  in 
  Prussia,  8,238;  in  Poland,  8,100;  in  Italy,  2,025;  in 
  England  and  the  United  States,  1,760;  in  Spain,  1,552; 
  in  the  Netherlands,  1,094. 
 
  {Geographical},  or  {Nautical  mile},  one  sixtieth  of  a  degree 
  of  a  great  circle  of  the  earth,  or  6080.27  feet. 
 
  {Mile  run}.  Same  as  {Train  mile}.  See  under  {Train}. 
 
  {Roman  mile},  a  thousand  paces,  equal  to  1,614  yards  English 
  measure. 
 
  {Statute  mile},  a  mile  conforming  to  statute,  that  is  in 
  England  and  the  United  States,  a  mile  of  5,280  feet,  as 
  distinguished  from  any  other  mile. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geographic  \Ge`o*graph"ic\,  Geographical  \Ge`o*graph"ic*al\,  a. 
  [L.  geographicus,  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  g['e]ographique.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  geographical 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  science  of  geography  [syn:  {geographic}] 
  2:  determined  by  geography;  "the  north  and  south  geographic 
  poles"  [syn:  {geographic}]  [ant:  {magnetic}] 




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