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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.
  • noun (Math.) The system or notation used in dealing with graphs.
  • noun (Linguistics) The study of systems of writing of languages; also called grammatology.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun 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".

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