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  1. a person who specializes in geographical research, delineation, and study.
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Origin of geographer

1535–45; < Late Latin geōgraph(us) (< Greek geōgráphos, equivalent to geō- geo- + gráphos a writer; see -graph) + -er1
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Historical Examples

  • Columbus was a geographer as well as the herald of an expanding world.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • Conrad Malte-Brun, a Danish author and geographer of great merit.

  • Moses King, an American geographer of the nineteenth century.

  • "I am unworthy of Miss Arabella," was the invariable reply of the geographer.

  • Madeira is an island too well known to be of much interest now to a geographer.

Word Origin and History for geographer


1540s, from Medieval Latin geographus (see geography) + agent noun ending -er (1).

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