a combining form denoting a process or form of drawing, writing, representing, recording, describing, etc., or an art or science concerned with such a process: biography; choreography; geography; orthography; photography.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
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British Dictionary definitions for -graphy
n combining form
indicating a form or process of writing, representing, etccalligraphy; photography
indicating an art or descriptive sciencechoreography; oceanography
Word Origin for -graphy
via Latin from Greek -graphia, from graphein to write
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Medicine definitions for -graphy
A writing or representation produced in a specified manner or by a specified process:tomography.
A writing about or a representation of a specified thing:ophthalmography.
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