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n. pl. ge·og·ra·phies
1. The study of the earth and its features and of the distribution of life on the earth, including human life and the effects of human activity.
2. The physical characteristics, especially the surface features, of an area.
3. A book on geography.
4. An ordered arrangement of constituent elements: charting a geography of the mind.

[Latin geōgraphia, from Greek geōgraphiā : geō-, geo- + -graphiā, -graphy.]

ge·og′ra·pher n.


(dʒiˈɒg rə fər)

a person who specializes in geographical research, delineation, and study.
[1535–45; < Late Latin geōgraphus < Greek geōgráphos; see geo-, -grapher]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.geographer - an expert on geographygeographer - an expert on geography    
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
cartographer, map maker - a person who makes maps


[dʒɪˈɒgrəfəʳ] Ngeógrafo/a m/f


[dʒiˈɒgrəfər] ngéographe mf


nGeograf(in) m(f)


[dʒɪˈɒgrəfəʳ] ngeografo/a


(dʒiˈogrəfi) noun
the science that describes the surface of the Earth and its inhabitants. He is studying geography.
geˈographer noun
a person who studies geography.
geographic(al) (dʒiəˈgrӕfik(əl)) adjective
a geographical study of the area.
ˌgeoˈgraphically adverb
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The whole extent of this prince's dominions reaches about six thousand miles in length, and from three to five in breadth: whence I cannot but conclude, that our geographers of Europe are in a great error, by supposing nothing but sea between Japan and California; for it was ever my opinion, that there must be a balance of earth to counterpoise the great continent of Tartary; and therefore they ought to correct their maps and charts, by joining this vast tract of land to the north-west parts of America, wherein I shall be ready to lend them my assistance.
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