cartography

play
noun car·tog·ra·phy \-fē\

Definition of cartography

  1. :  the science or art of making maps

cartographic

play \ˌkär-tə-ˈgra-fik\ or less commonly

cartographical

play \-fi-kəl\ adjective

cartographically

play \-fi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of cartography in a sentence

  1. She studied cartography in college.

Origin and Etymology of cartography

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


First Known Use: circa 1847


CARTOGRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners

cartography

play
noun car·tog·ra·phy \-fē\

Definition of cartography for English Language Learners

  • : the process or skill of making maps


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