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chart

2 verb
     
Related topics: Oceanography
chart2 [transitive]
1 to record information about a situation or set of events over a period of time, in order to see how it changes or develops:
Scientists have been charting temperature changes in the oceans.
2 to make a plan of what should be done to achieve a particular result:
Each team was responsible for making its own decisions and charting its own course.
3HEO to make a map of an area of land, sea, or stars, or to draw lines on a map to show where you have travelled [↪ uncharted]

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