Meaning of “cartographer” in the English Dictionary


"cartographer" in English

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cartographernoun [ C ]

uk /kɑːˈtɒɡ.rə.fər/ us /kɑːrˈtɑː.ɡrə.fɚ/

Examples from literature

  • He summoned thither astronomers and cartographers and skilled seamen, while he caused stouter and larger vessels to be built for the express purpose of exploration. 
  • Many a cartographer, burning with desire to draw a good map of a newly explored region, has been driven to despair by the inadequacy of the route surveys in his hands. 
  • The chart was a large one, showing the vast territory drained by the Ohio, the Missouri, and the Mississippi, and the imagination of the cartographer had made good his lack of information. 

(Definition of “cartographer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)