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 instrument for recording graphically the movements of the stomach.
geographer (s) (noun), geographers (pl)
A person who specializes in geographical research, delineation, and study: Dr. Hathaway was a geographer at the university who scientifically investigated and scrutinized the surface of the Earth, including such aspects as its climate, topography, vegetation, and population, as well as the effects on the Earth's surface of human activities.
geographic (adjective), more geographic, most geographic
Relating to geography or to the geography of a specific region: Cathy received her geographic magazine every month which included the topography of specific regions of her country.
geographic area
geographic center
geographic circque
geographic information system, GIS (s) (noun), geographic information systems (pl)
The computer hardware, software, and technical expertise applied to assemble and to analyze geographical data: The CIS is especially used for the correlation of databases with graphic displays in order to present information, and it is frequently employed in environmental studies.

The geographic information system is an organized collection of computer hardware, software, geographic data, and personnel designed to efficiently capture, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information which can be drawn from different sources, both statistical and mapped.

Geographic information systems are computer programs linking features commonly seen on maps, such as roads, town boundaries, and water bodies, with related information not usually presented on maps, for example, type of road surface, population, type of agriculture, type of vegetation, or water quality information.

The GIS is a unique information system in which individual observations can be spatially referenced to each other.

The geographic information system is a technology that is used to view and analyze data from a geographic perspective. The technology is a piece of an organization's overall information system framework.

The GIS links locations to information, such as people to addresses, buildings to parcels of land, or streets within a network, and layers that information to give a better understanding of how it all interrelates. The user can then choose which layers to combine based on his/her purpose.

There's more information at the Geographic Information System (GIS): Index

Geographic Information System, GIS, Geography, Part 1
Geographic Information System, GIS, Geography, Part 2
Geographic Information System, GIS, Mapping an Iowa County
Geographic Information System, GIS: Index
geographic region
geographic speciation (s) (nouns), geographic speciations (pl)
The evolutionary development of plant or animal groups whose members all have similar general features and are able to produce young plants or animals together: A geographic speciation is an evolutionary change leading to the rise of new species resulting from the separations of biological populations into mutually exclusive geographic regions, thereby creating distinct gene pools.

Geographic speciation refers to the differentiation of populations of biological groups in various geographical isolations to the point where they are recognized as separate species.

geographical (adjective), more geographical, most geographical
1. Referring to, or characterized by the science that has for its objectives the description of the Earth’s surface: Geographical aspects include the form and physical features of the Earth, its natural and political divisions, the climate, productions, population, etc., of the various countries.
2. In general, the terms geographic and geographical are interchangeable, and compound terms listed here as beginning with one form can also be written with the other form.
geographical area (s) (noun), geographical areas (pl)
Any part or portion of the Earth's surface which has been delimited or recognized by some particular characteristic: A geographical area is a region of land that can be considered as a unit for the purposes of some geographical classification.

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