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a combining form denoting a process or form of drawing, writing, representing, recording, describing, etc., or an art or science concerned with such a process:
biography; choreography; geography; orthography; photography.
< Greek -graphia. See -graph, -y3 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -graphy


combining form
indicating a form or process of writing, representing, etc calligraphy, photography
indicating an art or descriptive science choreography, oceanography
Word Origin
via Latin from Greek -graphia, from graphein to write
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-graphy in Medicine

-graphy suff.

  1. A writing or representation produced in a specified manner or by a specified process: tomography.

  2. A writing about or a representation of a specified thing: ophthalmography.

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