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cartography

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noun car·tog·ra·phy \-fē\

Simple Definition of cartography

  • : the process or skill of making maps

Full Definition of cartography

  1. :  the science or art of making maps

car·to·graph·ic play \ˌkär-tə-ˈgra-fik\ also car·to·graph·i·cal play \-fi-kəl\ adjective
car·to·graph·i·cal·ly play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of cartography

  1. She studied cartography in college.



Origin of cartography

French cartographie, from carte card, map + -graphie -graphy — more at card


First Known Use: circa 1847



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