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Graphology vs. Graphetics

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Graphologynoun

(uncountable) The study of handwriting, especially as a means of analyzing a person's character.

Grapheticsnoun

A branch of linguistics concerned with the analysis of the physical properties of shapes used in writing.

Graphologynoun

A system of handwriting.

Graphetics

Graphetics is a branch of linguistics concerned with the analysis of the physical properties of shapes used in writing.It is an etic study, meaning that it has an outsider's perspective and is not concerned with any particular writing system. It is contrasted with the related emic field of graphemics, the study of the relation between different shapes in particular writing systems.

Graphologynoun

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.

Graphologynoun

The system or notation used in dealing with graphs.

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Graphologynoun

The study of systems of writing of languages; also called grammatology.

Graphology

Graphology is the analysis of handwriting with attempt to determine someone's personality traits. No scientific evidence exists to support graphology, and it is generally considered a pseudoscience or scientifically questionable practice.

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