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The art or technique of making maps or 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).]
car′to·graph′ic (kär′tə-grăf′ĭk), car′to·graph′i·cal adj.
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