[dʒɪ'ɒgrəfɪ] or [dʒɪ'ɑɡrəfi]
(noun.) study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A treatise on this science.
n. the science which describes the surface of the earth and its inhabitants: a book containing a description of the earth.—n. Geog′rapher.—adjs. Geograph′ic -al relating to geography.—adv. Geograph′ically.—Geographical distribution (see Distribution).—Descriptive geography that part of geography which consists in a statement of facts; Historical geography that part of geography which investigates the changes which have occurred in the governmental control of territory; Physical geography (see Physical); Political geography geography that gives an account of the different communities of mankind.
To dream of studying geography, denotes that you will travel much and visit places of renown. See Atlas.
- A more authentic tradition, aided by the geography of the country, places the pit in Dothan, some two days' journey from here. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- I thought I was rather good at geography, but I never heard of the Island of Melnos before. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- The science and description of the world on which we live are called respectively Geology and Geography. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- She can talk French, I suppose, and do geography, and globes, and needlework, and everything? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Was there not the geography of Asia Minor, in which her slackness had often been rebuked by Mr. Casaubon? 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- They had no knowledge of geography beyond the range of the Mediterranean basin and the frontiers of Persia. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- The classic definition of geography as an account of the earth as the home of man expresses the educational reality. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Geography, as often taught, illustrates the former; mathematics, beyond the rudiments of figuring, the latter. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- History is one such group of facts; algebra another; geography another, and so on till we have run through the entire curriculum. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- But both in the matter of our time charts and the three maps we have given of prehistoric geography there is necessarily much speculative matter. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Tarzan rose, and, going to one of the cupboards, returned with a well-thumbed geography. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 人猿泰山.
- Geography and history are the two great school resources for bringing about the enlargement of the significance of a direct personal experience. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- In one field of knowledge particularly we might have expected the Romans to have been alert and enterprising, and that was geography. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Geography, of course, has its educative influence in a counterpart connection of natural facts with social events and their consequences. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Geography is a topic that originally appeals to imagination--even to the romantic imagination. 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.