What does cartography mean?

cartography meaning in General Dictionary

The art or business of forming charts or maps

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  • the creating of maps and maps
  • The art or company of creating charts or maps.

cartography meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1843, from French cartographie, from Medieval Latin carta (see card (n.)) + French -graphie, from Greek -graphein "to publish, to draw" (see -graphy). Associated: Cartographer; cartographic.

cartography meaning in Sports Dictionary

the best name directed at the skill of chart drawing. (recreation: Orienteering)

Sentence Examples with the word cartography

But although military operations added to our knowledge of the world, scientific cartography was utterly neglected.

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