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uranography

Syllabification: u·ra·nog·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͝orəˈnäɡrəfē
 
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Definition of uranography in English:

noun

archaic
The branch of astronomy concerned with describing and mapping the heavens.
Example sentences
  • Their works covered the range of cosmography, uranography, hydrography, chorogreaphy and topography.
  • The Romans derived a considerable portion of their star lore and uranography from the Greeks.
  • On further search this juxtaposition seems to be the result of the usual confusion between uranography and geography.

Derivatives

uranographer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Wil Tirion is the world's leading uranographer, and his charts have appeared in astronomy books all over the globe.
  • This collection of telescopic photos and illustrations by uranographer Wil Tirion and lunar cartographer Antonin Rukl covers all the objects visible in the northern and southern skies.
  • The stars of this constellation were however assigned to the Pheonix by the 16th century Barvarian uranographer Johann Bayer.

uranographic

2
Pronunciation: /-nəˈɡrafik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Our constellation is supposed to be represented by the bird figured on a Euphratean uranographic stone of about 1200 B.C., and known on the tablets as Idkhu Zamama, the Eagle, the Living Eye.

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