-graphy

noun combining form

Definition of -graphy

1 :writing or representation in a (specified) manner or by a (specified) means or of a (specified) object
  • stenography
  • photography
2 :writing on a (specified) subject or in a (specified) field
  • hagiography

Origin and Etymology of -graphy

Latin -graphia, from Greek, from graphein


-GRAPHY Defined for English Language Learners

-graphy

noun combining form

Definition of -graphy for English Language Learners

  • : a way of writing or showing something


-GRAPHY Defined for Kids

-graphy

noun suffix -g·ra·phy \ grə-fē \

Definition of -graphy for Students

plural -graphies
:writing or picturing in a special way, by a special means, or of a special thing
  • photography

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