Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The technique of mapping a region or district.
  • noun A description or map of a region.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The systematic study or description of the natural features of particular regions, countries, or districts; especially, the identification of places mentioned by ancient writers.
  • noun A system of signs or of notation used to indicate movements, etc., in dancing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the mapping or description of a region or district.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The study of provinces, regions, cities, etc., as opposed to larger-scale geography.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek χῶρος (khōros, "place") +‎ -graphy.

Examples

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  • "is the art of making or drawing a map of a country, province, or district." (citation in list description)

    October 10, 2008

  • "There was, at one level, a real, blistery narrative to these walks; chorographic mappings attendant on the soar, the flash of revelation."

    London Orbital by Iain Sinclair, p 122 of the Penguin paperback edition

    January 29, 2012