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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 270 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHOROGRAPHY. (1) (From the Gr. xeepa, a tract of country, and ypac/ieta, to write), a description or delineation on a map of a district or tract of country; it is to be distinguished from " geography " and " topography," which treat of the earth as.a whole and of particular places respectively. The word is common in old geographical treatises, but is now superseded by the wider use of " topography." (2) (From the Gr. xop6s, dance), the art of dancing, or a system of notation to indicate the steps and movements in dancing.
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