Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of handwriting, especially when employed as a means of analyzing character.

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  • n. the study of handwriting, especially as a means of analyzing character

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art of judging of a person's character, disposition, and aptitude from his handwriting; called graphoanalysis by its practitioners. Though its practitioners consider it a science, it is widely considered a pseudoscience, as is astrology.
  • n. The system or notation used in dealing with graphs.
  • n. The study of systems of writing of languages; also called grammatology.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The study of handwriting regarded as an expression of the character of the writer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Greek graphē, writing; see graphic + -logy.

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Ancient Greek γραφή (graphe), "writing".

Examples

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  • Or that was the idea of graphology as I understood it.

    The Legacy

  • Those expressions combine in the study known as graphology, or handwriting analysis.

    Cincinnati Local News Headlines | WCPO.com

  • When I was a psych nurse, I took a little course in handwriting analysis, formally known as graphology or graphoanalysis.

    She Lives

  • It turns out it's much more complicated than that, and the entire field of inquiry can easily devolve from legitimate forensics into quackery like "graphology" and "evolutionary psychology."

    Boing Boing

  • A quick internet search for "graphology" and "no full-stops" has proved fruitless, so maybe CoffeeHousers have some ideas.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Other organizations have their roots in graphology, which is the “art” of determining personality traits from looking at a person’s handwriting.

    Freshwater: DIY Handwriting Analysis - The Panda's Thumb

  • Most of the works in this list relate to that aspect of the study of graphology which is supposed to bear upon the manifestations of character.

    The Detection of Forgery A Practical Handbook for the Use of Bankers, Solicitors, Magistrates' Clerks, and All Handling Suspected Documents

  • Beyond identifying personality traits through handwriting, called graphology, some doctors treating neurological disorders say handwriting can be an early diagnostic tool.

    Handwriting Helps Brains

  • I chose what I was interested in learning, whether it was my graphology phase at age 10, psychology and NLP through from about 11 onwards, or writing, herbalism, photography (the passion that stuck) … basically I was encouraged to run with whatever I liked and see where it led.

    What do we teach our kids? | Johnny B. Truant

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