cartography

[kahr-tog-ruh-fee]
noun
the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.

Origin:
1855–60; < Latin c(h)art(a) carte + -o- + -graphy

cartograph [kahr-tuh-graf, -grahf] , noun
cartographer, noun
cartographic [kahr-tuh-graf-ik] , cartographical, adjective
cartographically, adverb
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cartography or chartography (kɑːˈtɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
 
[C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart]
 
chartography or chartography
 
n
 
[C19: from French cartographie, from carte map, chart]
 
car'tographer or chartography
 
n
 
char'tographer or chartography
 
n
 
cartographic or chartography
 
adj
 
carto'graphical or chartography
 
adj
 
charto'graphic or chartography
 
adj
 
charto'graphical or chartography
 
adj
 
carto'graphically or chartography
 
adv
 
charto'graphically or chartography
 
adv

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cartography
1859, from Fr. cartographie, from M.L. carta (see card (n.)) + Fr. -graphie, from Gk. -graphein "to write, to draw."
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Science Dictionary
cartography   (kär-tŏg'rə-fē)  Pronunciation Key 
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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Example sentences
The cartography was accurate enough, but you never got a clear sense of the
  native terrain.
The top publisher of city maps runs two excellent shops dedicated to
  cartography and travel.
Stunning images from space draw visual links between real-world scenes and
  cartography.
Cartography has been instrumental to geography throughout the ages.
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