Astronomy Answers
From the Astronomical Dictionary

[Astronomy Answers] [Dictionary] [AnswerBook] [Universe Family Tree] [Science] [Starry Sky] [Planet Positions] [Calculate] [Colophon]

The description of the word you requested from the astronomical dictionary is given below.


Gè = [Greek] Earth; graphia = [Greek] description

Geographic means that it describes the Earth. The geographical coordinate system measures the latitude relative to the equator, and the longitude relative to the prime meridian which runs, for historical reasons, through Greenwich in London.