uranometry

[ yoor-uh-nom-i-tree ]
/ ˌyʊər əˈnɒm ɪ tri /

noun Astronomy.

a chart of the positions of the heavenly bodies on the celestial sphere.
the measurement of the positions of heavenly bodies.

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Origin of uranometry

From the New Latin word uranometria, dating back to 1705–15. See urano-, -metry

OTHER WORDS FROM uranometry

u·ra·no·met·ri·cal [yoor-uh-nuh-me-tri-kuhl], /ˌyʊər ə nəˈmɛ trɪ kəl/, adjective
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