Cartography definition

kär-tŏgrə-fē
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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The art or work of making maps or charts.
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The art or technique of making maps or charts.
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The definition of cartography is the making of maps or charts.

An example of cartography is making an updated map of the world.

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(countable, figuratively) An illustrative discussion of a topic. [from 20th c.]
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(uncountable) The creation of charts and maps based on the layout of a territory's geography. [from 19th c.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cartography
Plural:
cartographies

Origin of cartography

  • French cartographie carte map (from Old French) (from Latin charta, carta paper made from papyrus card1) -graphie writing (from Greek -graphiā –graphy)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French cartographie, from carte (“map”) (ultimately from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartēs, “sheet of paper”)) + -graphie (“-graphy”) (from γράφω (graphō, “write”)).

    From Wiktionary