ep·​i·​graph·​ic | \ ˌe-pə-ˈgra-fik How to pronounce epigraphic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly epigraphical \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈgra-​fi-​kəl How to pronounce epigraphic (audio) \

Definition of epigraphic

: of or relating to epigraphs or epigraphy

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Other Words from epigraphic

epigraphically \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce epigraphic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of epigraphic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But because many of the Ghazni marbles in the Italian database are epigraphic, they can be identified by the writing unique to each of them. New York Times, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of epigraphic

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Epigraphic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epigraphic. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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