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A presentation of statistical data in geographical distribution on a map.

[French cartogramme : carte, map (from Old French, card, from Latin charta, carta, paper made from papyrus; see card1) + -gramme, a record (from Late Latin gramma, something written; see -gram).]
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(Physical Geography) a map showing statistical information in diagrammatic form
[C20: from French cartogramme, from carte map, chart; see -gram]
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a simplified or abstracted form of diagrammatic representation of statistical data, usually on a map base or distorted map base.
See also: Representation
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The new map created uses a gridded population cartogram, with each grid cell sized according to the number of people who live there.
population cartogram would be drawn not according to the size of each state but according to the number of each state's inhabitants.

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