gra·​phol·​o·​gy | \ gra-ˈfä-lə-jē How to pronounce graphology (audio) \

Definition of graphology

: the study of handwriting especially for the purpose of character analysis

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graphological \ ˌgra-​fə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce graphological (audio) \ adjective

Examples of graphology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then the signature is analyzed, based on concepts of graphology. Gerard De Kamper, Quartz Africa, "The rising popularity of African art has led to a growing market for forgeries," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of graphology

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for graphology

French graphologie, from grapho- + -logie -logy

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The first known use of graphology was in 1882

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“Graphology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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gra·​phol·​o·​gy | \ gra-ˈfäl-ə-jē How to pronounce graphology (audio) \
plural graphologies

Medical Definition of graphology

: the study of handwriting especially for the purpose of character analysis

Other Words from graphology

graphological \ ˌgraf-​ə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce graphological (audio) \ adjective
graphologist \ gra-​ˈfäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce graphologist (audio) \ noun

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