American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The technique of mapping a region or district.
- n. A description or map of a region.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The systematic study or description of the natural features of particular regions, countries, or districts; especially, the identification of places mentioned by ancient writers.
- n. A system of signs or of notation used to indicate movements, etc., in dancing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the mapping or description of a region or district.
- From Ancient Greek χῶρος (khōros, "place") + -graphy. (Wiktionary)
- Latin chōrographia, from Greek khōrographiā : khōros, place. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I have not only seen several countries, beheld the nature of their climes, the chorography of their provinces, topography of their cities, but understood their several laws, customs, and policies; yet cannot all this persuade the dulness of my spirit unto such an opinion of myself as I behold in nimbler and conceited heads, that never looked a degree beyond their nests.”
“Tycho Brahe, that great astronomer, in the chorography of his Isle of Huena, and Castle of”
“To set down such things in my note-books, which carried some mention of certain places in the land of Israel, or afforded some light into the chorography of that land.”
“To the entrance of Tiberias: It is a strange thing the Targumist should be no better read in chorography, than to mistake the reading of this word in this place.”
“Any one skilled in the chorography of the land of Israel might understand that the country of the Gadarenes was of heathen possession: they therefore mark him with that name, that it might presently be perceived that”
“[71-5] According to Northern chorography, the Eastern Settlement had one hundred and ninety farmsteads, twelve churches, and two monasteries; the”
“Provide yourself at once with maps, etc., master the chorography of”
“Provide yourself at once with maps, etc., master the chorography of Africa in general, and the topography of Liberia in particular, that is to say, the whole range of the Kong mountains, including its eastern slope on to the Niger, our natural boundary! for the next thirty years! after that, onward!”
“Yet, to supply the defect of the journal, I have given thee the chorography of the country, together with certain letters of his, written from India to honourable lords, and his friends in England; out of all which may be hewed and framed a delightful commentary of the Mogul and his subjects.”
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 09 Arranged in Systematic Order: Forming a Complete History of the Origin and Progress of Navigation, Discovery, and Commerce, by Sea and Land, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time
“What concerns our salvation is plain enough, and we need not perplex ourselves about the niceties of chronology, genealogy, or chorography.”
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