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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The 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.


Latin chōrographia, from Greek khōrographiā : khōros, place.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek χῶρος (khōros, "place") +‎ -graphy. (Wiktionary)



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  • "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

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

    October 10, 2008