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.

Words nearby -graphy

Origin of -graphy

< Greek -graphia. See -graph, -y3
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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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Medical 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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