Geography is the study of the land and how we use it. A geography lesson about your hometown would teach about the terrain, including any landforms like mountains or waterways, its vegetation, roads and other human-made developments, and its people.

Geography means "description of the earth's surface." It is often confused with a related word, geology, which means "study of the earth." Geography is about anything that happens on the ground, or above it, including how people live and use the land, while geology studies the earth's content, like the plates that form it and how they move.

Definitions of geography
  1. noun
    study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
    synonyms: geographics
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    physical geography, physiography
    the study of physical features of the earth's surface
    precise detailed study of the surface features of a region
    economic geography
    the branch of geography concerned with the production and distribution of commodities
    topographic study of a given place (especially the history of the place as indicated by its topography)
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    earth science
    any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts
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