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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geography  \Ge*og"ra*phy\,  n.;  pl  {Geographies}.  [F. 
  g['e]ographie,  l.  geographia  fr  Gr  ?;  ge`a,  gh^,  the  earth 
  +  ?  description,  fr  ?  to  write,  describe.  See  {Graphic}.] 
  1.  The  science  which  treats  of  the  world  and  its  inhabitants; 
  a  description  of  the  earth,  or  a  portion  of  the  earth, 
  including  its  structure,  fetures  products,  political 
  divisions,  and  the  people  by  whom  it  is  inhabited. 
 
  2.  A  treatise  on  this  science. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  geography 
  n  :  study  of  the  earth's  surface;  includes  people's  responses  to 
  topography  and  climate  and  soil  and  vegetation  [syn:  {geographics}] 




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