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uranography

[yoo r-uh-nog-ruh-fee] /ˌyʊər əˈnɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the heavens, and especially of the fixed stars.
Also called uranology.
Origin of uranography
1640-1650
From the Greek word ouranographía, dating back to 1640-50. See urano-, -graphy
Related forms
uranographer, uranographist, noun
uranographic
[yoo r-uh-nuh-graf-ik] /ˌyʊər ə nəˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
uranographical, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uranography

uranography

/ˌjʊərəˈnɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
(obsolete) the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the stars, galaxies, etc
Derived Forms
uranographer, uranographist, noun
uranographic (ˌjʊərənəˈɡræfɪk), uranographical, adjective
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