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The English suffix -graphy means a "field of study" or related to "writing" a book, and is an anglicization of the French -graphie inherited from the Latin -graphia, which is a transliterated direct borrowing from Greek.
- Cartography – art and field of making maps
- Choreography – art of creating and arranging dances or ballets
- Cinematography – art of making lighting and camera choices when recording photographic images for the cinema.
- Collagraphy - In printmaking, a fine art technique in which collage materials are used as ink-carrying imagery on a printing plate.
- Pyrography – art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks.
- Iconography – art of interpreting the content by icons.
- Klecksography – art of making images from inkblots.
- Lithography – planographic printing technique
- Photolithography – method for microfabrication in electronics manufacturing.
- Pornography – practice, occupation and result of producing sexually arousing imagery or words.
- Photography – art, practice or occupation of taking and printing photographs.
- Serigraphy – printmaking technique that uses a stencil made of fine synthetic material through which ink is forced.
- Tasseography – art of reading tea leaves
- Thermography – thermal imaging.
- Tomography – three-dimensional imaging
- Typography – art and techniques of type design
- Videography – art and techniques of filming video.
- Vitreography – in printmaking, a fine art technique that uses glass printing matrices.
- Xerography – means of copying documents.
- Cacography – bad handwriting or spelling
- Calligraphy – art of fine handwriting
- Orthography – rules of correct writing
- Palaeography – study of historical handwriting
- Pictography – use of pictographs
- Steganography – art of writing hidden messages
- Stenography – art of writing in shorthand
- Cryptography – art of writing hidden secrets
- Radiography – use of X-rays to produce medical images
- Geography – use of images to depict the Earth and its regions.
Types of works
- Autobiography – biography of a person written by themselves
- Bibliography – list of writings used or considered by an author in preparing a particular work
- Biography – account of a person's life
- Discography – listing of sound recordings
- Filmography – list of movie titles that share a similar characteristic such as the same genre, the same director, the same actor, etc.
- Ludography or gameography – list of games, specifically video games
- Webography – bibliography published on the Internet, or a similar listing of websites
Fields of study
- Areography – geography of Mars (studies the physical features of the planet)
- Cartography – study and making of maps
- Cosmography – study and making of maps of the universe or cosmos
- Cryptography – study of securing information.
- Crystallography – study of crystals
- Demography – study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution, and vital statistics
- Encephalography – recording of voltages from the brain
- Ethnography – study of cultures
- Floriography – language of flowers
- Geography – study of spatial relationships on the Earth's surface
- Hagiography – study of saints
- Holography – study and mapping of computer project imaged called Holograms for interactive and assisted computations.
- Historiography – study of the study of history
- Hydrography – measurement and description of any waters
- Oceanography – exploration and scientific study of the ocean and its phenomena
- Orography – science and study of mountains
- Reprography – reproduction of graphics through mechanical or electrical means
- Selenography – study and mapping of the physical features of the Moon
- Topography – study of Earth's surface shape and features or those of planets, moons and asteroids
- Uranography – study and mapping of stars and space objects
- Black, Richard Harrison (1874). The student's manual complete; an etymological vocabulary of words derived from the Greek and Latin. Oxford University. pp. 10–12. Retrieved 2009-07-28.
- The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-28.