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[ kahr-tog-ruh-fer ]


  1. a person engaged in cartography, or the production of maps.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cartographer1

First recorded in 1840–50; equivalent to cart(e) ( def ) + -o- ( def ) + -graph ( def ) + -er 1( def )

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Example Sentences

Neuroscientists are the cartographers of the brain’s diverse domains and territories — the features and activities that define them, the roads and highways that connect them, and the boundaries that delineate them.

Victorian England may have had brilliant cartographers, but they didn’t have monitors to measure particulate matter.

Daily content is produced by the “Experts” of the project’s handle, a roster that includes primatologists, historians, cartographers and local musicians.

When cartographers — people who make maps — set out to portray the Earth, they have to turn a 3-D sphere into a 2-D map.

There is no road map, so we become cartographers, charting some new land for ourselves.

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A few hundred years later, Belgian cartographer Gerard Mercator was charged with heresy.

Excitement was intense while the cartographer in clerical glasses worked out the unknown number.

It was Puget Sound, said Tom, the cartographer of the occasion.

This is no doubt conjecture on the part of the cartographer.

He was a good cartographer, and had as strong a bent towards the description of natural phenomena, as Dampier had.

That Prince Henry was probably of the same opinion as the ordinary cartographer of his time about the peninsular shape of Africa.


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