Definition of cartography in English:

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cartography

Pronunciation: /kärˈtäɡrəfē/

noun

The science or practice of drawing maps.
Example sentences
  • So there is good reason to say that during the war, military geography and military cartography emerged as full-fledged sciences in their own right.
  • Mercator had studied geography, cartography and mathematics at the University of Louvain in Belgium.
  • Cosmographia provided a layman's introduction to such subjects as astronomy, geography, cartography, surveying, navigation and mathematical instruments.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French cartographie, from carte 'map, card' (see card1) + -graphie (see -graphy).

Words that rhyme with cartography

autobiography, bibliography, biography, cardiography, chirography, choreography, chromatography, cinematography, cosmography, cryptography, demography, discography, filmography, geography, hagiography, historiography, hydrography, iconography, lexicography, lithography, oceanography, orthography, palaeography (US paleography), photography, radiography, reprography, stenography, topography, typography
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