the production of maps, including construction of projections, design, compilation, drafting, and reproduction.
the art, technique, or practice of compiling or drawing maps or charts
1843, from French cartographie, from Medieval Latin carta (see card (n.)) + French -graphie, from Greek -graphein “to write, to draw” (see -graphy). Related: Cartographer; cartographic.
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
noun the telling of fortunes with playing cards Historical Examples The art of telling fortunes by cards, known professionally as cartomancy, has been practiced for centuries. Telling Fortunes by Cards Mohammed Ali
papier-mâché decorated in imitation of wood, stone, or metal, and chiefly used for ornamental statuary or decorative motifs. Historical Examples Cortot was commissioned with this work, and set up a model in carton-pierre. Memoirs of the Duchesse de Dino v.2/3, 1836-1840 Duchesse De Dino The room was a small one, hung with blue satin bordered […]
an ornamental box for papers, usually for placing on a desk.
a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest. comic strip. animated cartoon. Fine Arts. a full-scale design for a picture, ornamental motif or pattern, or the like, to be transferred to a fresco, tapestry, etc. resembling a cartoon or […]