Definitions

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

  • noun The branch of astronomy concerned with mapping the positions of stars, galaxies, and other celestial bodies on the celestial sphere and with studying historical celestial maps.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of astronomy which consists in the description of the fixed stars, their positions, magnitudes, colors, etc.; uranology. Also ouranography.

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

  • noun A description or plan of the heavens and the heavenly bodies; the construction of celestial maps, globes, etc.; uranology.

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

  • noun astronomy, cartography Celestial cartography; the mapping of celestial bodies.

Etymologies

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

[Greek ouranos, sky + –graphy.]

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From Ancient Greek οὐρανογραφία.

Examples

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  • A description of heaven (not, as it sounds, of urine.)

    July 9, 2008

  • Pronunciation for the rest of us: yoo·ra·nog·ra·fee, i.e. /ˌjʊərəˈnɒgrəfi/.

    in more recent use: a description of the constellations or stars

    July 9, 2008

  • Confusion is normal though comical;

    It whispers the base anatomical,

    But true uranology

    Need blush no apology.

    The action is all astronomical.

    March 23, 2016