[ ik-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ ɪkˈnɒg rə fi /
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noun, plural ich·nog·ra·phies.

the art of drawing a ground plan or layout of a building.
a ground plan or layout of a building; a horizontal representation of a building.



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Origin of ichnography

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Middle French ichnographie or directly from Latin ichnographia “ground plan, building plot,” from Greek ichnographía “a tracing out, ground plan”; see origin at ichno-, -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM ichnography

ich·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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British Dictionary definitions for ichnography

/ (ɪkˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /


the art of drawing ground plans
the ground plan of a building, factory, etc

Derived forms of ichnography

ichnographic (ˌɪknəˈɡræfɪk) or ichnographical, adjectiveichnographically, adverb

Word Origin for ichnography

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