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.

chromoxylography
Printing in colors from wooden blocks.
chronocyclegraph
A cyclographic time-and-motion study in which the light level varies to permit computation of the speed and direction of body motions.
chronograph
1. An instrument for recording time with extreme exactness; also, a watch or clock to which various mechanical devices are attached for the same purpose. It is used in astronomical and other observations, in the timing of races, etc.
2. An instrument for graphic measurement and recording brief periods of time.
3. A highly precise instrument that measures, indicates, and records the elapsed time of an event.
4. A precise time-keeper used for navigational purposes.
5. A highly precise instrument that shows or graphically records time intervals as the duration of an event.
chronographer
Someone who writes concerning time or the events of time; a chronologer.
chronography
1. An instrument for graphic measurement and recording brief periods of time.
2. An instrument for recording time with extreme exactness; also, a watch or clock to which various mechanical devices are attached for the same purpose.

It is used in astronomical and other observations, in the timing of races, etc.

chronokymograph
An instrument that records changes in pressure versus time.
chronophotograph
A photograph taken as one of a series for the purpose of showing successive phases of a motion.
chronophotography
An early term for cinematic photography.
chronosphygmograph (s) (noun), chronosphygmographs (pl)
An instrument formerly used for the study of the rhythms of the pulse.
chronostratigraphy
1. The study of geologic history based on the age of rock strata (layers arranged one on top of another) and their time sequences.
2. A system of dividing geological time and eras, periods, epochs, and ages.
chrysographer (s) (noun), chrysographers (pl)
An artist who writes descriptions in gold colors.
chrysography (s) (noun), chrysographies (pl)
1. The art of writing in inks containing gold suspended in a small amount of glair or gum.
2. The gold writing produced by this artistic method.
chthonograph
A history or written description of soils.
chthonography
The written history, or description, of soils.
cineangiocardiography
Motion pictures of the passage of a contrast medium through chambers of the heart and great vessels.

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