cartography

[ kahr-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ kɑrˈtɒg rə fi /

noun

the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.

Origin of cartography

1855–60; < Latin c(h)art(a) carte + -o- + -graphy

Related forms

car·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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British Dictionary definitions for cartograph

cartography

chartography

/ (kɑːˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts

Derived Forms

cartographer 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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Science definitions for cartograph

cartography

[ kär-tŏgrə-fē ]

The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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