EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the study of handwriting, especially when regarded as an expression of the writer's character, personality, abilities, etc. . Linguistics the study of systems of writing; grammatology. Origin of graphology
First recorded in
-logy Related forms graph·o·log·ic , [graf- uh- loj-ik] /ˌgræf əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ graph·o·log·i·cal, adjective graph·ol·o·gist, noun
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Concerning the value of
graphology see my Manual for Examining Judges.
In this study, as in that of
graphology and chiromancy, a deductive power of mind is required.
Anyone who understands
Graphology can tell by simply examining your handwriting just what sort of a person you are. Graphology, for instance, is naturally related to the functional action and to the characteristics of the hand itself. Graphology cards are an idea of the moment, and seem likely to prove more than a passing fad. British Dictionary definitions for graphology noun the study of handwriting, esp to analyse the writer's character linguistics the study of writing systems Derived Forms graphologic ( ˌɡræfəˈlɒdʒɪk) or graphological, adjective graphologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for graphology n.
"study of handwriting," 1882, from French
graphologie, coined 1868 by Abbé Jean-Hippolyte Michon (1806-1881) from comb. form of Greek graphein "to write" (see -graphy) + logos "a speaking, a dealing with" (see logos). Especially, "character study based on handwriting" (1886).
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