ura·​nog·​ra·​phy ˌyu̇r-ə-ˈnä-grə-fē How to pronounce uranography (audio)
: the construction of celestial representations (such as maps)

Word History


Greek ouranographia description of the heavens, from ouranos sky + -graphia -graphy

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uranography was in 1675

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“Uranography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uranography. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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