graphological

graphology

[gra-fol-uh-jee]
noun
1.
the study of handwriting, especially when regarded as an expression of the writer's character, personality, abilities, etc.
2.
Linguistics. the study of systems of writing; grammatology.

Origin:
1875–80; grapho- + -logy

graphologic [graf-uh-loj-ik] , graphological, adjective
graphologist, noun
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graphology (ɡræˈfɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  the study of handwriting, esp to analyse the writer's character
2.  linguistics the study of writing systems
 
graphologic
 
adj
 
grapho'logical
 
adj
 
gra'phologist
 
n

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graphology
"study of handwriting," 1882, from Fr. graphologie, coined 1868 by Abbé Jean-Hippolyte Michon (1806-81) from Gk. graphein "to write" + logos "a speaking, a dealing with" (see logos).
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