grapho-, graph-, -graph, -graphy, -grapher, -graphia
(Greek: to scratch; to write, to record, to draw, to describe; that which is written or described)
As indicated at the bottom of this page, there is a significantly large number of graphic word-entry groups in this unit. Such an extensive listing is provided to show how important the grapho- element is to the English language.
2. The scientific study of all aspects of the world's oceans: Oceanography includes the physical and chemical properties, biology (plants and animals), or life forms, the geological framework, and physical processes, such as the motion of ocean waters.
Physical oceanography normally includes the study of water properties, such as temperature, salinity, density and pressure, and the transmission of electrical, optical, and acoustical stimuli in the oceans.
Biological oceanography applies to the study of all flora and fauna and their ecological adjustments and life cycles in the oceans. Geological oceanography is also concerned with the character of the ocean basins and their rocks and marine sediments.
2. A recording odometer or a pedometer.
3. An instrument for recording courses steered by a vessel with the distances or lengths of time run on each one.
2. An instrument for laying out the forms of gear teeth or ratchets.
3. An instrument for marking or laying off the outlines of the teeth of gear wheels.
2. A description of the teeth.
2. The art or process of printing pictures in oil-colors, by a method called chromolithography.