uranography

[ yoor-uh-nog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈnɒg rə fi /

noun

the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the heavens, and especially of the fixed stars.

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Also called uranology.

Origin of uranography

From the Greek word ouranographía, dating back to 1640–50. See urano-, -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM uranography

u·ra·nog·ra·pher, u·ra·nog·ra·phist, nounu·ra·no·graph·ic [yoor-uh-nuh-graf-ik], /ˌyʊər ə nəˈgræf ɪk/, u·ra·no·graph·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for uranography

uranography
/ (ˌjʊərəˈnɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun

obsolete the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the stars, galaxies, etc

Derived forms of uranography

uranographer or uranographist, nounuranographic (ˌjʊərənəˈɡræfɪk) or uranographical, adjective
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