from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- suffix Writing or representation produced in a specified manner or by a specified process: photography.
- suffix Writing about a specified subject: oceanography.
- suffix Representation of a specified object: phonography.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- suffix Represents something written or represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A suffix denoting the art of writing or describing; also, the writing or description itself; a treatise.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A terminal element in compound words of Greek origin, meaning ‘writing, description, discourse, seience,’ as in biography, geography, hagiography, hydrography, topography, typography, etc. Such nouns are accompanied by an adjective in -graphic, -graphical, and often by a concrete noun in -graph.
Latin -graphia, from Greek -graphiā, from graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the French -graphie inherited from the Latin -graphia, from Ancient Greek verb γράφω. (Wiktionary)