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.
A geographic unit can vary in scale depending on the criteria used, the level of inventory and analysis needed, and the problems perceived. In all cases, geographic units incorporate both groundwater and surface water.
2. The physical features of a region, area, or place; usually, the surface features.
3. The science that deals with the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humans.
4. The scientific study of the earth, including its composition, structure, physical properties, and history.
Geology is commonly divided into subdisciplines concerned with the chemical makeup of the earth, including:
- The study of minerals (mineralogy) and rocks (petrology).
- The structure of the earth (structural geology) and volcanic phenomena (volcanology).
- Landforms and the processes that produce them (geomorphology and glaciology).
- The geologic history, including the study of fossils (paleontology).
- The development of sedimentary strata (stratigraphy).
- The evolution of planetary bodies and their satellites (astrogeology).
- Economic geology and its various branches; such as, mining geology and petroleum geology.
- Also, some major fields closely allied to geology are geodesy, geophysics, and geochemistry.
Rock-stratigraphic units include groups, formations, members, and beds.
2. A writer of a glossary; a commentator.
2. A written description of the tongue. A description or grouping of languages.
3. An instrument for recording the movements of the tongue when speaking.
2. Descriptive of the compilation of glosses or glossaries.
It consists of a pair of electrodes, one for application to either side of the neck adjacent to the larynx, a generator, amplifier, and oscilloscope.