[ dak-tuh-log-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌdæk təˈlɒg rə fi /
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the study of fingerprints for purposes of identification.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM dactylographydac·ty·log·ra·pher, noundac·ty·lo·graph·ic [dak-tuh-luh-graf-ik], /ˌdæk tə ləˈgræf ɪk/, adjective
Words nearby dactylography
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Example sentences from the Web for dactylography
For those who wish to study dactylography, the apparatus is neither complicated nor expensive.Dactylography|Henry Faulds
British Dictionary definitions for dactylography
/ (ˌdæktɪˈlɒɡrəfɪ) /
mainly US the scientific study of fingerprints for purposes of identification
Derived forms of dactylographydactylographer, noundactylographic (dækˌtɪləˈɡræfɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for dactylography
[ dăk′tə-lŏg′rə-fē ]
The study of fingerprints as a method of identification.
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