uranometry

uranometry

[yoor-uh-nom-i-tree]
noun Astronomy.
1.
a chart of the positions of the heavenly bodies on the celestial sphere.
2.
the measurement of the positions of heavenly bodies.

Origin:
1705–15; < Neo-Latin uranometria. See urano-, -metry

uranometrical [yoor-uh-nuh-me-tri-kuhl] , adjective
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