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graphology

[gra-fol-uh-jee] /græˈfɒl ə dʒi/
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 of graphology
1875-1880
1875-80; grapho- + -logy
Related forms
graphologic
[graf-uh-loj-ik] /ˌgræf əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
graphological, adjective
graphologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for graphology

graphology

/ɡræˈfɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of handwriting, esp to analyse the writer's character
2.
(linguistics) the study of writing systems
Derived Forms
graphologic (ˌɡræfəˈlɒdʒɪk), graphological, adjective
graphologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for graphology
n.

"study of handwriting," 1882, from French graphologie, coined 1868 by Abbé Jean-Hippolyte Michon (1806-1881) from comb. form of Greek graphein "to write" (see -graphy) + logos "a speaking, a dealing with" (see logos). Especially, "character study based on handwriting" (1886).

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