[ sel-uh-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌsɛl əˈnɒg rə fi /


the branch of astronomy that deals with the charting of the moon's surface.

Origin of selenography

First recorded in 1640–50; seleno- + -graphy

Related forms

sel·e·nog·ra·pher, nounse·le·no·graph·ic [si-lee-nuh-graf-ik] /sɪˌli nəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for selenography


/ (ˌsiːlɪˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /


the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the surface features of the moon

Derived Forms

selenograph (sɪˈliːnəʊˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf), nounselenographer or selenographist, nounselenographic (sɪˌliːnəʊˈɡræfɪk) or selenographical, adjectiveselenographically, adverb
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