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cartography

[kahr-tog-ruh-fee]
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noun
  1. the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.

Origin of cartography

1855–60; < Latin c(h)art(a) carte + -o- + -graphy
Related formscar·to·graph [kahr-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈkɑr təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/, nouncar·tog·ra·pher, nouncar·to·graph·ic [kahr-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌkɑr təˈgræf ɪk/, car·to·graph·i·cal, adjectivecar·to·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cartograph

cartography

chartography

noun
  1. the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
Derived Formscartographer or chartographer, nouncartographic (ˌkɑːtəˈɡræfɪk), cartographical, chartographic or chartographical, adjectivecartographically or chartographically, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart
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Word Origin and History for cartograph

cartography

n.

1843, from French cartographie, from Medieval Latin carta (see card (n.)) + French -graphie, from Greek -graphein "to write, to draw" (see -graphy). Related: Cartographer; cartographic.

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cartograph in Science

cartography

[kär-tŏgrə-fē]
  1. The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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