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.

An apparatus for registering cardiopneumatic movements.
A reference to bodily events in which both the cardiovascular and the pulmonary systems participate and are graphically recorded.
cardiosphygmograph (s) (noun), cardiosphygmographs (pl)
An instrument for recording graphically the movements of the heart and the radial pulse.
A map.
Someone who makes or compiles charts or maps.
A cartographer is drawing a map.
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1. Relating to the tools and techniques of surveying land surfaces for the purposes of making maps, or the graphic tools and techniques used to produce maps.
2. A reference to the science, skill, or work of making maps.
cartographic license
The freedom to adjust, add, or omit features on a map, within stated allowable limits, to obtain the best cartographic expressions.
cartographic satellite
An artificial satellite designed to take photographs and collect data used in preparing maps of the earth's surface.
1. 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.

A photograph of normally invisible objects taken by means of cathode rays; an X-ray photograph.

Related "writing" word units: glypto-; gram-; scrib-, script-.