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selenography

[sel-uh-nog-ruh-fee]
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noun
  1. the branch of astronomy that deals with the charting of the moon's surface.

Origin of selenography

First recorded in 1640–50; seleno- + -graphy
Related formssel·e·nog·ra·pher, nounse·le·no·graph·ic [si-lee-nuh-graf-ik] /sɪˌli nəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for selenographer

Historical Examples

  • Barbicane knew this opinion of the German selenographer, an opinion shared by Ber and Moedler.

    From the Earth to the Moon, Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: and a Trip Round It

    Jules Verne


British Dictionary definitions for selenographer

selenography

noun
  1. the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the surface features of the moon
Derived Formsselenograph (sɪˈliːnəʊˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf), nounselenographer or selenographist, nounselenographic (sɪˌliːnəʊˈɡræfɪk) or selenographical, adjectiveselenographically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for selenographer

n.

"student of the moon," 1660s, from selenography (1640s), from comb. form of Selene + -graphy.

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