[ kahr-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ kɑrˈtɒg rə fi /
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the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
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OTHER WORDS FROM cartographycar·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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He investigated physics and astronomy, cartography and geometry, chemistry and biology, and even music.Do You Know These Scientific Pioneers? - Issue 93: Forerunners|Tom Siegfried|November 25, 2020|Nautilus
British Dictionary definitions for cartography
/ (kɑːˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /
the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
Derived forms of cartographycartographer or chartographer, nouncartographic (ˌkɑːtəˈɡræfɪk), cartographical, chartographic or chartographical, adjectivecartographically or chartographically, adverb
Word Origin for cartography
C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart
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Scientific definitions for cartography
[ kär-tŏg′rə-fē ]
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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