from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The art or technique of making maps or charts.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or business of forming charts or maps.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the making of maps and charts
French cartographie : carte, map (from Old French, from Latin charta, carta, paper made from papyrus; see card1) + -graphie, writing (from Greek graphiā; see -graphy).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French cartographie, from carte ("map") (ultimately from Ancient Greek χάρτης (khartēs, "sheet of paper")) + -graphie ("-graphy") (, from γράφω (graphō, "write")). (Wiktionary)