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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.
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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”
Words nearby -graphy
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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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