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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.


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