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The English suffix -graphy means either "writing" or a "field of study", and is an anglicization of the French -graphie inherited from the Latin -graphia, which is a transliterated direct borrowing from Greek.




  • Radiography - use of X-rays to produce medical images

Types of works[edit]

Fields of study[edit]

  • Cartography - the study and making of maps
  • Cosmography - the study and making of maps of the universe or cosmos
  • Crystallography - the study of crystals
  • Demography - the study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics
  • Encephalography - the recording of voltages from the brain
  • Ethnography - the study of cultures
  • Floriography - the language of flowers
  • Geography - the study of spatial relationships on the Earth's surface
  • Hagiography - the study of saints
  • Holography - the study and mapping of computer project imaged called Holograms for interactive and assisted computations.
  • Historiography - the study of the study of history
  • Hydrography - the measurement and description of any waters
  • Oceanography - the exploration and scientific study of the ocean and its phenomena
  • Orography - the science and study of mountains
  • Reprography - the reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means
  • Selenography - the study and mapping of the physical features of the Moon
  • Topography - the study of Earth's surface shape and features or those of planets, moons and asteroids
  • Uranography - the study and mapping of stars and space objects

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