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.

graphic arts
The fine and applied arts of representation, decoration, and writing or printing on flat surfaces together with the techniques and crafts associated with each one; including painting, drawing, engraving, etching, lithography, photography, and the arts of printing.
graphic meridian, geodetic meridiageon (s) (noun); graphic meridians; geodetic meridiageons (pl)
A line on a spheroid or a reference ellipsoid (circular form): A graphic meridian links the points possessing the same astronomical latitude.
graphicacy (s) (noun) (no pl)
The ability to understand facts presented in graphical form: Jack learned the importance of graphicacy which pertained to comprehending the different symbols and diagrams on the maps in his geography class.
graphical (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Something written or drawn or engraved: Some types of graphical art include etchings, lithography, photography, woodcut, and serigraphy.
2. Relating to, or presented by, a graph: The graphical statistics were shown from a projector on a screen for all the staff to see and talk about.
3. Describing something with accuracy: Mr. Thompson gave a visit and graphical presentation of his recent trip to Alaska.
1. The presentation of information in the form of diagrams and illustrations as opposed to words and numbers.
2. The art and science of storing, manipulating, and displaying computer data in the form of pictures, diagrams, graphs, or symbols.
3. The science of drawing something in accordance with mathematical principles, e.g., in architecture and engineering.
One who is skilled in the craft of writing.
The art or craft of writing or delineating.
1. A soft, dark gray or black form of carbon that occurs naturally as a mineral and is also produced industrially.
2. Etymology: from German Graphit, "black lead"; coined in 1789 by German mineralogist Abraham Gottlob Werner (1750-1817) from Greek graphein "to write"; so called because it was used for pencils.

Mixed with clay, graphite is the "lead" in pencils.

graphite storage
The use of a material composed of nanosized fibers of graphite to absorb and to store hydrogen; a proposed technology for hydrogen-powered vehicles.
A description of a particular type of nuclear reactor distinguished by its use of graphite instead of water as the moderator.
1. The attainment of catharsis by the process of writing so one can re-experience repressed memories with their associated emotions.
2. The therapeutic discharge of repressed material and its associated affects by writing.
graphodia (s) (noun), graphodias (pl)
An aversion to writing or an abnormal hatred of writing.
Movements involved in writing.
An urge to look at sexually-explicit, obscene, scatological, lewd, vulgar, pornographic, or offensive pictures.
Any kind of stone slate which is suitable, or proper, for writing on.

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