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uranometry

[yoo r-uh-nom-i-tree] /ˌyʊər əˈnɒm ɪ tri/
noun, Astronomy.
1.
a chart of the positions of the heavenly bodies on the celestial sphere.
2.
the measurement of the positions of heavenly bodies.
Origin of uranometry
1705-1715
From the New Latin word uranometria, dating back to 1705-15. See urano-, -metry
Related forms
uranometrical
[yoo r-uh-nuh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌyʊər ə nəˈmɛ trɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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