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cartography

[kahr-tog-ruh-fee] /kɑrˈtɒg rə fi/
noun
1.
the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin c(h)art(a) carte + -o- + -graphy
Related forms
cartograph
[kahr-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈkɑr təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/ (Show IPA),
noun
cartographer, noun
cartographic
[kahr-tuh-graf-ik] /ˌkɑr təˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
cartographical, adjective
cartographically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for cartograph

cartography

/kɑːˈtɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
Derived Forms
cartographer, chartographer, noun
cartographic (ˌkɑːtəˈɡræfɪk), cartographical, chartographic, chartographical, adjective
cartographically, chartographically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart
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Word Origin and History for cartograph

cartography

n.

1843, from French cartographie, from Medieval Latin carta (see card (n.)) + French -graphie, from Greek -graphein "to write, to draw" (see -graphy). Related: Cartographer; cartographic.

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cartography
  (kär-tŏg'rə-fē)   
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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