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

  • n. The art or process of drawing ground plans.
  • n. A ground plan of a building.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ground plan of a building
  • n. the art of constructing ground plans

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A horizontal section of a building or other object, showing its true dimensions according to a geometric scale; a ground plan; a map; also, the art of making such plans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of tracing ground-plans; the representation of a ground-plot, or of the site of an object on a horizontal plane.


Latin ichnographiā : Greek ikhnos, track + Greek -graphiā, -graphy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
ichno- + -graphy (Wiktionary)



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