Definition of cartogram in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːtəɡram/


A map on which statistical information is shown in diagrammatic form.
Example sentences
  • Cosma Shalizi has put together a wonderful compilation of electoral college maps and cartograms.
  • Stephen North and colleagues have developed methods for computing cartograms and I used their approach to create a cartogram of the election results.
  • Fascinating cartograms of the election results can be found at this site.


Late 19th century: from French cartogramme, from carte 'map or card' + -gramme (from Greek gramma 'thing written').

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