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 or oceans.
bathyconductograph (s) (noun), bathyconductographs (pl)
A device to measure the electrical conductivity of sea water at various depths from a moving ship.
bathygraphical (adjective), more bathygraphical, most bathygraphical
A reference to ocean depths and mountain heights; such as, a bathygraphical map.
bathyorographical (adjective), more bathyorographical, most bathyorographical
A reference to underwater depth and the elevation or heights above sea level including mountains.
bathyorography (s) (noun), bathyorographies (pl)
The study and mapping of variations in the earth's surface, including depths of bodies of water (oceans, lakes, etc.) and the mountains and the mountain ranges.
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-.