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.

barograph (s) (noun), barographs (pl)
A barometer that is constructed so that it automatically describes the variations in atmospheric pressures: Since barographs produce descriptions of atmospheric pressures, they may be used to record elevation changes during aircraft flights.
barometrograph (s) (noun), barometrographs (pl)
A form of barometer capable of recording the variations of atmospheric pressure onto paper.
barothermograph (s) (noun), barothermographs (pl)
An instrument or tool for recording simultaneously the pressure and the temperature of the atmosphere.
barothermohygrograph (s) (noun), barothermohygrographs (pl)
An automatic instrument that simultaneously records the temperature, pressure, and humidity of the atmosphere.
basograph (s) (noun), basographs (pl)
An instrument that makes graphic records of the abnormalities of gait or the special way of walking that some people have.
bathyclinograph (s) (noun), bathyclinographs (pl)
A mechanism which measures the vertical currents in the depths of the sea: Those students in the course who were interested in the oceans of the world were taught how to use the bathyclinograph.
bathyconductograph (s) (noun), bathyconductographs (pl)
An instrument to assess the electrical conductivity of ocean water at various depths from a moving ship: While traveling on the ocean liner, the specialist used a bathyconductograph to get the results he needed for his project at the university.
bathygraphical (adjective), more bathygraphical, most bathygraphical
A reference to ocean depths and mountain heights: Jack's term paper included a bathygraphical map which greatly impressed his professor!
bathyorographical (adjective) (not comparable)
A reference to underwater deepness and the elevation or heights above sea level including mountains: In the book Jim was reading he found out that bathyorographical data referred to pelagic or marine depths, as well as to the altitude of mountains.
bathyorography (s) (noun), bathyorographies (pl)
The study and mapping of variations in the earth's surface, including depths of bodies of water and the mountains and the mountain ranges: In his geography seminar specifically dealing with bathyorography, Jude had to work on a map of an ocean and of a mountain of his choice.
bathythermograph (s) (noun), bathythermographs (pl)
An instrument that automatically records the temperature of water at various depths.
bathythermographic (adjective), more bathythermographic, most bathythermographic
A reference to an instrument which automatically records the temperatures of water at various depths.
bibliograph (s) (noun), bibliographs (pl)
The printing or publications of books.
bibliographer (s) (noun), bibliographers (pl)
Anyone who writes about books, describing their authorships and their printings, publications, etc.
bibliographic (adjective), more bibliographic, most bibliographic
1. A descriptive term for a list of books and articles consulted, appearing at the end of a book or other text.
2. Referring to a list of books and articles on a particular subject.
3. A reference to the process of organizing the history of books and other publications, and the work of classifying and describing them.

The covers of this book are too far apart.

—Ambrose Bierce

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