This ROOT-WORD is GRAPH meaning to WRITE. It comes from the Greek graphein. The list of words here used is truly a monument to man’s skill and ingenuity - even genius! Aloys Senefelder invented lithoGRAPHy about 1796. Samuel Johnson, the first English lexicographer, presented his great work, the Dictionary, in 1775. Since then there have been many inventions and new words have been invented to name them. The root is all.
1. Graph : GRAPH (graf) n.
Something written; a diagram; a chart
2. Graphite : GRAPH ite (graf’ ite) n.
A soft, black carbon used for pencils
3. Graphology : GRAPH ology (gra fol’ o jee) n.
A study of handwriting to determine character
4. Graphomania : GRAPH omania (graf o may’ ni a) n.
A morbid mania for writing
5. Graphomotor : GRAPH omotor (graf o moe’ ter) adj.
Relating to movements used in writing
6. Graphometer : GRAPH ometer (graf om’ e ter) n.
An instrument used for measuring angles
7. Calligraphy : calli GRAPH y (ka lig’ ra fee) n.
8. Holograph : holo GRAPH (hol’ o graf) n.
A document written wholly by the person who signs it
9. Homograph : homo GRAPH (hom’ o graf) n.
Two words spelled the same but with different meanings; as, fair; a market and fair; beautiful
10. Hydrography : hydro GRAPH y (hie drog; ra fee) n.
A study of the world’s water surfaces11. Lexicographer : lexico GRAPH er (lek si kog’ ra fer) n.
One who writes a dictionary
12. Lithography : litho GRAPH y (lith og’ ra fee) n.
Process of reproducing writing; as, from designs on stone
13. Mimeograph : mimeo GRAPH (mim’ ee o graf) n.
An apparatus for making copies of written material
14. Orthography : ortho GRAPH y (or thog’ ra fee) n.
Writing with correct penmanship and
15. Phonograph : phono GRAPH (foe’ no graf) n.
An instrument for reproducing recorded sound
16. Photograph : photo GRAPH (fote’ o graf) n.
A picture taken by the process of photography
17. Radiograph : radio GRAPH (rade’ ee o graf) n.
An image produced by action of X-rays
18. Monograph : mono GRAPH (mon’ o graf) n.
An article written on a single subject
19. Geography : geo GRAPH y (jee og’ ra fee) n.
A study of the earth and its people
20. Telegraphy : tele GRAPH y (te leg’ ra fee) n.
Communication by signals from afar
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