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noun, plural ich·nog·ra·phies.
  1. the art of drawing a ground plan or layout of a building.
  2. a ground plan or layout of a building; a horizontal representation of a building.
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Related formsich·no·graph·ic [ik-nuh-graf-ik] /ˌɪk nəˈgræf ɪk/, adjectiveich·no·graph·i·cal, adjectiveich·no·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for ichnography

Historical Examples

  • They are marked on an old map of the borough, classically described as the "Ichnography or ground plan of Guildford."

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

    Eric Parker

  • Already a ground-plan, or ichnography, has been laid down of the future colonial empire.

British Dictionary definitions for ichnography


  1. the art of drawing ground plans
  2. the ground plan of a building, factory, etc
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Derived Formsichnographic (ˌɪknəˈɡræfɪk) or ichnographical, adjectiveichnographically, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin ichnographia, from Greek ikhnographia, from ikhnos trace, track
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