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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.

Elegant handwriting


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 surfaces



11. 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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