graphology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n graphology the study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • graphology 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.
    • graphology (Linguistics) The study of systems of writing of languages; also called grammatology.
    • graphology (Math) The system or notation used in dealing with graphs.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n graphology The study of handwriting regarded as an expression of the character of the writer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Graphology the science of estimating character, &c., from handwriting
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. gra`fein to write + -logy,: cf. F. graphologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. graphē, a writing—graphein, to write.

Usage

In literature:

Look, I know a little about graphology and I know that they can't compare printing to writing standards.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
I studied that, and palmistry, and graphology, too.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
Graphology cards are an idea of the moment, and seem likely to prove more than a passing fad.
"Dinners and Luncheons" by Paul Pierce
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In news:

Founder, National Society for Graphology.
But Hensher is frequently entertaining, such as in his list of graphology rules.
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In science:

On this purpose they have to develop a graphology to represent the ob jects of their study.
CRyptography and non commutative cohomology
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