graphoanalysis
graphology gra*phol"o*gy (gr[.a]*f[o^]l"[-o]*j[y^]), n. [Gr. gra`fein to write + -logy: cf. F. graphologie.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. (Math.) The system or notation used in dealing with graphs. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. (Linguistics) The study of systems of writing of languages; also called {grammatology}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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