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chorography

[kuh-rog-ruh-fee, kaw-, koh-]
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noun, plural cho·rog·ra·phies. Geography.
  1. a systematic, detailed description and analysis of a region or regions.

Origin of chorography

1550–60; < Latin chōrographia < Greek chōrographía, equivalent to chōro-, combining form of chṓra region + -graphia -graphy
Related formscho·rog·ra·pher, nouncho·ro·graph·ic [kawr-uh-graf-ik, kohr-] /ˌkɔr əˈgræf ɪk, ˌkoʊr-/, cho·ro·graph·i·cal, adjectivecho·ro·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • It corresponded with nothing, so far as understood, in the Asiatic chorography.

    Christopher Columbus and How He Received and Imparted the Spirit of Discovery

    Justin Winsor


British Dictionary definitions for chorography

chorography

noun geography
  1. the technique of mapping regions
  2. plural -phies a description or map of a region, as opposed to a small area
Derived Formschorographer, nounchorographic (ˌkɒrəˈɡræfɪk) or chorographical, adjectivechorographically, adverb

Word Origin

C16: via Latin from Greek khōrographia, from khōros place, country + -graphy
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