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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.



  • Cartography – art and field of map making
  • 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.
  • Cryptography – art of disguising information.
  • Pyrography – art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks.
  • Iconography – art of interpreting of the content by icons.
  • Klecksography – art of making images from inkblots.
  • Lithographyplanographic printing technique
  • Photolithography – method for micro fabrication 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.
  • Writing

  • Cacography, bad handwriting or spelling
  • Calligraphy – art of fine handwriting
  • Orthography – rules of correct writing
  • Pictography – use of pictographs
  • Steganography – art of writing hidden messages
  • Stenography – art of writing in shorthand
  • Science

  • 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 that person
  • 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 – selective list of movie titles that share a similar characteristic such as the same genre, the same director, the same actor, etc.
  • 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
  • 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
  • References

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