chorography
noun Etymology: Latin chorographia, from Greek chōrographia, from chōros place + -graphia -graphy Date: 1559 1. the art of describing or mapping a region or district 2. a description or map of a region; also the physical conformation and features of such a region • chorographer nounchorographic adjective

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  • Chorography — (from χῶρος khōros; place + γράφειν graphein, writing ) is a term deriving from the writings of the ancient geographer Ptolemy, meaning the geographical description of regions. However, its resonances have varied with time and place …   Wikipedia

  • Chorography — Cho*rog ra*phy, n. [L. chorographia, Gr. ?; ? place + ? to describe.] the mapping or description of a region or district. [1913 Webster] The chorography of their provinces. Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chorography — [kō räg′rə fē, kəräg′rə fē] n. [L chorographia, geography < Gr chōrographia < chōros, open area (< IE base * ghē , to be empty, leave behind > GO1) + graphein, to write: see GRAPHIC] 1. the art of mapping or describing a region 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • chorography — chorographer, n. chorographic /kawr euh graf ik, kohr /, chorographical, adj. chorographically, adv. /keuh rog reuh fee, kaw , koh /, n., pl. chorographies. Geog. a systematic, detailed description and analysis of a region or regions. [1550 60; < …   Universalium

  • chorography — noun The study of provinces, regions, cities, etc., as opposed to larger scale geography …   Wiktionary

  • chorography — Synonyms and related words: Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, aeronautical chart, altimetry, astronomical chart, atlas, azimuthal equidistant projection, azimuthal projection, bathymetry, biometrics, biometry,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chorography — [kɔ: rɒgrəfi] noun historical the systematic description and mapping of regions or districts. Derivatives chorographer noun chorographic adjective Origin C16: via L. from Gk khōrographia, from khōra or khōros region …   English new terms dictionary

  • chorography — cho·rog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • chorography — cho•rog•ra•phy [[t]kəˈrɒg rə fi, kɔ , koʊ [/t]] n. pl. phies geo a systematic description of regional geography, or the methods used to arrive at this • Etymology: 1550–60; < L chōrographia < Gk chōrographía=chōro , comb. form of chṓra… …   From formal English to slang

  • chorography — /kɔˈrɒgrəfi/ (say kaw rogruhfee) noun Geography the systematic description and analysis of regions or of a region. {Latin chōrographia, from Greek} –chorographer, noun –chorographic /kɒrəˈgræfɪk/ (say koruh grafik), chorographical /kɒrəˈgræfɪkəl/ …   Australian English dictionary

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