noun sel·e·nog·ra·phy \ˌseləˈnägrəfē\

Definition of selenography



  1. 1 :  the science of the physical features of the moon attention of astronomers was directed to other fields, and selenography … made no further progress — R. B. Baldwin

  2. 2 :  the physical geography of the moon the first major treatise on descriptive selenography to appear in English for a quarter-century — Joseph Ashbrook

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Origin and Etymology of selenography

1selen- + -graphy

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a brief usually trivial fact

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