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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
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
cartographer or chartographer, nouncartographic (ˌkɑːtəˈɡræfɪk), cartographical, chartographic or chartographical, adjectivecartographically or chartographically, adverb
C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for cartography

cartography
[ kär-tŏgrə-fē ]

The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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