Meaning of “cartography” in the English Dictionary

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"cartography" in British English

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cartographynoun [ U ]

uk /kɑːˈtɒɡ.rə.fi/ us /kɑːrˈtɑː.ɡrə.fi/

Examples from literature

  • However, that such a record was made appears evident when we consider certain early charts, follow carefully the testimony which the evolution of Australian cartography affords, and take cognisance of various descriptive passages to be found in old authors. 
  • It is for you rather than me to say how this sketch map of mine lies with regard to your own more systematic cartography.... 
  • The mount satisfied him, and when, as they approached nearer, discrepancies in shape between the island and the map were pointed out to him he easily explained them by speaking of the difficulties of cartography to an amateur. 
  • This is how I came to enter the studio devoted to the cartography of Northern Africa. 

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

"cartography" in American English

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cartographynoun [ U ]

us /kɑrˈtɑɡ·rə·fi/

the science or art of making or drawing maps

(Definition of “cartography” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)