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uranography

[yoo r-uh-nog-ruh-fee]
noun
  1. the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the heavens, and especially of the fixed stars.
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Origin of uranography

From the Greek word ouranographía, dating back to 1640–50. See urano-, -graphy
Also called uranology.
Related formsu·ra·nog·ra·pher, u·ra·nog·ra·phist, nounu·ra·no·graph·ic [yoo r-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

noun
  1. obsolete the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the stars, galaxies, etc
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Derived Formsuranographer or uranographist, nounuranographic (ˌjʊərənəˈɡræfɪk) or uranographical, adjective
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