graphology

noun

gra·​phol·​o·​gy gra-ˈfä-lə-jē How to pronounce graphology (audio)
: the study of handwriting especially for the purpose of character analysis
graphological adjective

Examples of graphology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Classic DeLillo themes—digital technology, graphology, geopolitics—abound in this slim novel, in which friends gather amid a mysterious cataclysm. The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2020 Then the signature is analyzed, based on concepts of graphology. Gerard De Kamper, Quartz Africa, 23 Oct. 2019

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Word History

Etymology

French graphologie, from grapho- + -logie -logy

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of graphology was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Graphology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graphology. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

graphology

noun
gra·​phol·​o·​gy gra-ˈfäl-ə-jē How to pronounce graphology (audio)
: the study of handwriting especially for the purpose of analyzing the writer's personality
graphologist
-jəst
noun

Medical Definition

graphology

noun
gra·​phol·​o·​gy gra-ˈfäl-ə-jē How to pronounce graphology (audio)
plural graphologies
: the study of handwriting especially for the purpose of character analysis
graphological adjective
graphologist noun

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