a combining form meaning “drawn,” “written” (lithograph; monograph); specialized in meaning to indicate the instrument rather than the written product of the instrument (telegraph; phonograph).
Words nearby -graph
Origin of -graph
< Greek -graphos (something) drawn or written, one who draws or writes. See grapho-
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British Dictionary definitions for -graph
n combining form
an instrument that writes or recordstelegraph
a writing, record, or drawingautograph; lithograph
Derived forms of -graph-graphic or -graphical, adj combining form-graphically, adv combining form
Word Origin for -graph
via Latin from Greek -graphos, from graphein to write
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Medical definitions for -graph
An instrument for writing, drawing, or recording:cardiograph.
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