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.

dittographic (adjective), more dittographic, most dittographic
1. Descriptive of a mistaken repetition of letters, words, or phrases, by a writer or someone who reproduces written material: "As a professional editor of short stories and novels, Sam had to be aware of dittographic contents when authors submit their creations to him."
2. Etymology: from Latin dittos, "double"; from dictus a form of dicere, "to say" + Greek graphien, "to scratch, to draw", then Greek graphikos, "write" and via Latin graphicus, graphe, "writing, drawing".
dittography (s) (noun), dittographies (pl)
1. Double writing; the unintentional repetition of a letter or a word, or a series of letters or words, by a copyist: "The written material had some dittographies, or unintentionally repeated words, all of which had to be deleted from the context or be corrected."
2. Etymology: from Greek dittos, "double" + graphy; from Greek -graphia, "writing, drawing".
A collection of philosophical opinions or teachings.
A writer who collects and records the opinions of the Greek philosophers.
A collection of philosophical opinions.
A recording blood flowmeter or a device for measuring the rate of blood flow.
An instrument for measuring the velocity (rapidity) of the blood circulation.
A description of fruit flies.
1. A device for automatically registering muscular power.
2. An instrument for recording the degree of muscular force.
An instrument for recording the amount of force exerted or (in medicine) the degree of muscular power.
dysantigraphia (s) (noun), dysantigraphias (pl)
A condition in which a person is unable to copy written or printed letters.
dyscheirography, dyschirography
A handwriting disorder which usually reflects a mental or physical disease.
1. The inability to write coherently (as a manifestation of brain damage).
2. Writer's cramp.
3. In children, difficulty in learning to write.
ecclesiograph (s) (noun), ecclesiographs (pl)
ecclesiography (s) (noun); ecclesiographies (pl)
1. A descriptive treatise about churches.
2. The history of churches, their localities, doctrines, and other information.

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