uranography
noun Etymology: Greek ouranographia description of the heavens, from ouranos sky + -graphia -graphy Date: 1675 the construction of celestial representations (as maps)

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  • Uranography — U ra*nog ra*phy, n. [Gr. ?; ? heaven + ? to write.] A description or plan of the heavens and the heavenly bodies; the construction of celestial maps, globes, etc.; uranology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uranography — [yoor΄ə näg′rə fē] n. [Gr ouranographia < ouranos, heaven, URANUS + graphein, to write: see GRAPHIC] the branch of astronomy dealing with the description of the heavens and the mapping of the stars uranographer n. uranographic [yoor΄ə nə… …   English World dictionary

  • uranography — uranographer, uranographist, n. uranographic /yoor euh neuh graf ik/, uranographical, adj. /yoor euh nog reuh fee/, n. the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the heavens, and esp. of the fixed stars. Also called… …   Universalium

  • uranography — noun Celestial cartography; the mapping of celestial bodies …   Wiktionary

  • uranography — descriptive astronomy and mapping Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • uranography — n. mapping of celestial bodiesu·ra·nog·ra·phy || ‚jÊŠrÉ™ nÉ‘grÉ™fɪ /‚jÊŠÉ™rÉ™ nÉ’g …   English contemporary dictionary

  • uranography — [ˌjʊərə nɒgrəfi] noun archaic the branch of astronomy concerned with describing and mapping the stars. Derivatives uranographer noun uranographic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • uranography — ura·nog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • uranography — u•ra•nog•ra•phy [[t]ˌyʊər əˈnɒg rə fi[/t]] n. astron. the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the heavens, and esp. of the fixed stars • Etymology: 1640–50; < Gk ouranographía …   From formal English to slang

  • uranography — /jurəˈnɒgrəfi/ (say yoohruh nogruhfee) noun the branch of astronomy concerned with the description and mapping of the heavens, and especially of the fixed stars. {Greek ouranographia. See urano , graphy} –uranographer, uranographist, noun… …   Australian English dictionary

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