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geographer

[jee-og-ruh-fer] /dʒiˈɒg rə fər/
noun
1.
a person who specializes in geographical research, delineation, and study.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Late Latin geōgraph(us) (< Greek geōgráphos, equivalent to geō- geo- + gráphos a writer; see -graph) + -er1
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  • He is shown to have been a skilful geographer and an interested, if not a scholarly, student of history.
  • Ask a geographer questions on a large variety of topics.
Word Origin and History for geographer
n.

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

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