1. The technique of mapping a region or district.
2. A description or map of a region.
[Latin chōrographia, from Greek khōrographiā : khōros, place; see ghē- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -graphiā, -graphy.]
cho′ro·graphic (kôr′ə-grăfĭk), cho′ro·graphi·cal adj.
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