the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
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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Derived Formscartographer or chartographer, nouncartographic (ˌkɑːtəˈɡræfɪk), cartographical, chartographic or chartographical, adjectivecartographically or chartographically, adverb
the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
Word Origin for cartography
C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart
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Word Origin and History for cartography
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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The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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