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Title: -graphy  
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Subject: Telegraphy, Outline of geography, Holography, Greek morphemes
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The English suffix -graphy means either "writing" or a "field of study", and is an anglicization of the French -graphie inherited from the Latin -graphia, which is a transliterated direct borrowing from Greek.


  • Arts 1
    • Writing 1.1
    • Science 1.2
  • Types of works 2
  • Fields of study 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5




  • Radiography – use of X-rays to produce medical images

Types of works

Fields of study

  • Cartography – study and making of maps
  • Cosmography – study and making of maps of the universe or cosmos
  • Crystallography – study of crystals
  • Demography – study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics
  • Encephalography – recording of voltages from the brain
  • Ethnography – study of cultures
  • Floriography – language of flowers
  • Geography – study of spatial relationships on the Earth's surface
  • Hagiography – study of saints
  • Holography – study and mapping of computer project imaged called Holograms for interactive and assisted computations.
  • Historiography – study of the study of history
  • Hydrography – measurement and description of any waters
  • Oceanography – exploration and scientific study of the ocean and its phenomena
  • Orography – science and study of mountains
  • Reprography – reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means
  • Selenography – study and mapping of the physical features of the Moon
  • Topography – study of Earth's surface shape and features or those of planets, moons and asteroids
  • Uranography – study and mapping of stars and space objects

See also


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