Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

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