cartography

[kahr-tog-ruh-fee]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. cartload,
  2. cartogram,
  3. cartograph,
  4. cartographer,
  5. cartographic,
  6. cartomancy,
  7. carton,
  8. carton-pierre,
  9. cartonnier,
  10. cartoon

Origin of cartography

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

Related formscar·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 cartography

cartography

chartography

noun

the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
Derived Formscartographer 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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Word Origin and History for cartography

cartography

n.

1843, from French cartographie, from Medieval Latin carta (see card (n.)) + French -graphie, from Greek -graphein "to write, to draw" (see -graphy). Related: Cartographer; cartographic.

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Science definitions for cartography

cartography

[kär-tŏgrə-fē]

The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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