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cartography

[ kahr-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ kɑrˈtɒg rə fi /
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noun
the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
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Origin of cartography

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cartography

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 cartography

cartography

chartography

/ (kɑːˈtɒɡrəfɪ) /

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

Derived forms of cartography

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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Scientific definitions for cartography

cartography
[ kär-tŏgrə-fē ]

The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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