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.
2. A print produced by lithography.
The area that is not to be printed is treated to repel ink.
2. The art of engraving on precious stones.
3. The art or process of making a drawing, design, or writing on a special kind of stone (called lithographic stone), so that impressions in ink can be taken from it.
Also, a planographic printing process using metal or plastic plates with a sensitized coating on which the matter to be printed is fixed chemically, before the non-printing areas of the plates are dampenedd and the remainder printed with greasy inks on flat-bed or cylinder presses.
2. Relating to a written interpretation of the physical characteristics of sedimentary rocks.
2. A written interpretation of the physical characteristics of sedimentary rocks.
3. The study and correlation of strata to elucidate earth history on the basis of their lithology, or mineral content, grain size, texture, and color of rocks.
2. The loss of power to express thoughts by means of spoken words as a result of a disease or injury of certain brain centers.
Some logograms are found on road signs, in advertising, etc., and all are designed to represent in simple graphic form an object, a concept, or an attitude.
Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more Mickey Bach illustrations.
3. A prose writer in ancient Greece.
2. A method of printing in which whole words, or syllables, are cast as single types.
3. A mode of reporting speeches without using shorthand; for example, a number of reporters, each in succession, take down three or four words.
2. The descriptive science relating to the moon; also, selenography.
2. A representation of an object that is at least as large as the object.
2. Examination of objects with unaided eyes.
3. Abnormally large handwriting.
Related "writing" word units: