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a systematic, description and analysis of a region
Not to be confused with:
choreography – the art of arranging the movements, steps, and patterns of dancers
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1. The technique of mapping a region or district.
2. A description or map of a region.

[Latin chōrographia, from Greek khōrographiā : khōros, place; see ghē- in Indo-European roots + -graphiā, -graphy.]

cho·rog′ra·pher n.
cho′ro·graph′ic (kôr′ə-grăf′ĭk), cho′ro·graph′i·cal adj.
cho′ro·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
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npl -phies
1. (Physical Geography) the technique of mapping regions
2. (Physical Geography) a description or map of a region, as opposed to a small area
[C16: via Latin from Greek khōrographia, from khōros place, country + -graphy]
choˈrographer n
chorographic, ˌchoroˈgraphical adj
ˌchoroˈgraphically adv
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(kəˈrɒg rə fi, kɔ-, koʊ-)

n., pl. -phies.
a systematic description of regional geography, or the methods used to arrive at this.
[1550–60; < Latin chōrographia < Greek chōrographía=chōro-, comb. form of chṓra region + -graphia -graphy]
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1. a description, map, or chart of a particular region or area.
2. the art of preparing such descriptions or maps. — chorographer, n. — chorographic, adj.
See also: Maps
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The art or practice of drawing maps.
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Parker said some of the chorography had to be rearranged to fit with Dimchev's music and allow him to become part of the performance.
But Giovanni said she didn't think Faye's Steps past has helped at all, saying: "It's a bit different, she did hand chorography before, because it's all about this.
Story by Dingdong Novenario; musical arrangement by Myke Salomon; direction and chorography by Dexter Santos.
Greasepaint's production is codirected by Gareth Wynne and James Nelson, with chorography from Jeanette Patrick-Cooper.
Cramsie has little to offer to ongoing debates about the politics of chorography, nor does he question how and why the idiosyncratic Moryson departs from that genre.
Local historical documents, also known as local gazetteers or difangzhi, includes: chronicles, annals, chorography and regional geographical publications containing objective information about local species (Looney, 2008; Turvey et al., 2015).
(36) In early Modern Europe, a world map had a strongly cosmographic function, more than chorography or regional mapping (Nuti 2001).
Professional dancers exhibit high levels of spatial skills, as demonstrated by their ability to adjust and position themselves correctly during movement, including dance chorography comprised of multidirectional and rotational activities which further challenge balance control.
Hertel emphasizes "the rise of cartography from the late 1570s onwards" (38) and the corresponding late-sixteenth-century development of chorography, both of which, he states, facilitated England's transformation into a homeland.
(1.) I have argued elsewhere that in Nashe's lenten Stuffe, "praise" emerges as a red herring diverting readers from recognizing how he telescopes his chorography of Yarmouth into a catalogue of arbitrary Crown rule from William the Conqueror's rule through the English Reformation.
Regarding those compendia we could identify: Latin Grammar by Padre Antonio Pereira; Cornelius, Life of the Emperors; Fables of Phaedrus, Salustio; Poetic Art by Horace; French Grammar by Emilio Savene; Adventures by Telemaco; Theater by Voltaire; Rethoric by Padre Marino; Poetics by Jose Pedro da Fonseca; Geography by Urculo; Chorography by Padre Miguel; History, especially in Brazil, by Bellegarde; Philosophy by Geruses; Arithmetic by Bezourt; Algebra by Lacroix; Geometry and Trigonometry by Legrand (LEIS E REGULAMENTOS ..., 2004, p.