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. A reference to the science, skill, or work of making maps.
2. The art or technique of making maps or charts.
3. Etymology: from French cartographie, from Middle Latin carta, "paper".
Maps are graphic simplifications of reality, portraying relationships on the surface of the earth, or other celestial bodies, with points, lines, areas, symbols, colors, and typography.
Some maps are charts that display data specifically for nautical and aeronautical navigation. A map can be either two-dimensional or three-dimensional.