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Vocabulary Words Ending in "Graphy"

Based on the definitions, can you guess these words that end in the letters -graphy?
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Last updated: May 14, 2015
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First submittedNovember 23, 2012
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Description
Word
Account of a person's life
Biography
Self-account of a person's life
Autobiography
Taking pictures
Photography
Like the above, but for movies
Cinematography
Writing shorthand
Stenography
Fancy handwriting
Calligraphy
Study of human population
Demography
Making of maps
Cartography
List of a musical artist's
recordings
Discography
Description
Word
Sexually arousing material
Pornography
Account of a saint's life
Hagiography
List of books used as sources
Bibliography
Study of features on the Earth's surface
Geography
Encoding information
Cryptography
List of a director or actor's movies
Filmography
Arranging dance moves
Choreography
Designing fonts
Typography
The study of shapes and elevations
on a surface
Topography
41 Comments
+9
Level 51
Feb 5, 2013
Couldn't spell hagiography...would have been perfect if the keyboard could just type what I'm thinking.
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Level 77
Sep 11, 2014
Good one!
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Level 66
Jul 25, 2015
Or if the keyboard could think what I should type!
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Level 60
Mar 16, 2024
Maybe it does. How would we know?
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Level 92
Feb 5, 2013
Gah, almost missed topography. Thought it should have been hypsography, and hit a wall when that didn't work.
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Level 27
Feb 5, 2013
Thanks QM for teaching me new words ("Hagiography").
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Level 36
Sep 23, 2014
Damn it, I typed cinemography.
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Level 91
Dec 8, 2014
@pitzikat - I love the use of "typo"!
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Level 62
May 18, 2016
Have you never seen that word before?
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Level 35
Jul 25, 2015
Could you accept Agiography for Hagiography? Since Agiography is the most proper one.
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Level 43
Mar 25, 2018
Agiography yields nothing in a Google search, while hagiography actually comes up as a word. How is it "the most proper one"?
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Level 63
Jul 25, 2015
Steganography should also be acceptable for "Encoding information". I kept trying different spellings and was very frustrated because I couldn't think of anything else! Cryptography never occurred to me for some reason.
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2018
Is that the cryptic Steganosaurus?
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Level 83
May 5, 2016
Demography can refer to the study of animal populations too
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Level 69
Sep 25, 2021
Nope
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Level 34
Mar 14, 2024
Not that I've ever heard.
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Level 29
Dec 6, 2017
OMG!!! I found everything and I got stuck at typography....

I am a freaking graphic designer! lol

I blame the description, though, since the term "typography" does not just involve designing fonts! :p

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Level 20
Oct 27, 2018
it's funny that I missed pornography haha, anyway, nice quiz.
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2018
wow i got 5 points and I missed two! Usually you only get two or three points then.. Stupidly couldnt think of topography and hadnt heard of hagiography. Stunning how low ( and quite a bit lower than most other answers) typo- steno- and demography are.
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2019
Where else but jetpunk would you find hagiography and pornography next to each other?
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Level 86
Dec 6, 2019
Maybe in a few Catholic churches?
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2021
In the vestry
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Level 68
Nov 21, 2019
Nice quiz
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Level 57
Dec 21, 2020
What the hell does writing "shorthand" mean?
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Level ∞
Sep 5, 2021
I dnt knw y dnt u gogle it
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2021
Why is it the rudest people on here usually (not always!) are the ones who don't bother contributing quizzes themselves? Funny that!
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Level 78
Sep 28, 2021
Maybe it's just that most people don't contribute quizzes. Or that QM isn't rude and he makes half the quizzes. But I do think I've seen one person who's made quizzes and can be a bit rude in comments, though.
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Level 53
Mar 14, 2024
let me guess, kalbahamut?
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2021
Nice quiz QM. Thanks, as ever.
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Level 66
Sep 27, 2021
wonderful quiz. Loved it!
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Level 65
May 27, 2023
I don't feel that 'cinematography' is the correct description of a filmed biography. It's dictionary definition is: 'the art and technology of motion-picture photography'. 'Bio-pic' is suggested as the definition of a filmed biography.
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Level 77
Jul 14, 2023
The cinematography clue is referring back to the photography clue, not the biography one.
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Level 21
Jan 13, 2024
4/18 not bad for a first time lol
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Level 73
Mar 14, 2024
Got all of them first try, great quiz.
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2024
Ethnography works for the demography clue. The clue needs to be more specific. Perhaps something like 'statistical analysis of population'
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Level 44
Mar 14, 2024
Encoding information -> cryptography is wrong. There is a difference between encoding and encryption (cryptography). When you encode a message, you anyone can decode it without any additional information. But to encrypt a message you need a secret key and to decrypt the message you need a secret key as well.

So in other words, you encrypt stuff when you need to keep the stuff secret. But you encode stuff when you need to change it format (e.g. for serialization purposes).

https://stackoverflow.com/q/4657416/7449967

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Level 68
Jun 22, 2024
Yes, I thought the answer was a bit simplified, but it will do.
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Level 42
Mar 18, 2024
"ethnography" should also count for study of human populations.
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Level 66
Mar 19, 2024
The fact that pornography is even allowed to be on a quiz is actually shocking!
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Level 75
Apr 18, 2024
Nah
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Level 68
Jun 22, 2024
There's a typo in this quiz.