or dis·kog·ra·phy


noun, plural dis·cog·ra·phies.

a selective or complete list of phonograph recordings, typically of one composer, performer, or conductor.
the analysis, history, or classification of phonograph recordings.
the methods of analyzing or classifying phonograph recordings.

Nearby words

  1. discobolus,
  2. discogenic,
  3. discogram,
  4. discographer,
  5. discographical,
  6. discoid,
  7. discoid lupus erythematosus,
  8. discology,
  9. discolor,
  10. discoloration

Origin of discography

From the French word discographie, dating back to 1930–35. See disc, -o-, -graphy

Related formsdis·co·graph·i·cal [dis-kuh-graf-i-kuh l] /ˌdɪs kəˈgræf ɪ kəl/, dis·co·graph·ic, adjectivedis·co·graph·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for discography



a classified reference list of gramophone records
another word for discology
Derived Formsdiscographer, noun

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Word Origin and History for discography



1933; see disc + -graphy.

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Medicine definitions for discography




Examination of the intervertebral disk space using x-rays after injection of contrast media into the disk.

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