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chi·rog′ra·pher n.
chi′ro·graph′ic (kī′rə-grăf′ĭk), chi′ro·graph′i·cal adj.
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(Art Terms) another name for calligraphy
chiˈrographer n
chirographic, ˌchiroˈgraphical adj
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(kaɪˈrɒg rə fi)

handwriting; penmanship.
chi•rog′ra•pher, n.
chi`ro•graph′ic (-rəˈgræf ɪk) chi`ro•graph′i•cal, adj.
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chirography, cheirography

1. the penmanship of a person, especially when used in an important document, as in an apostolic letter written and signed by the pope.
2. the art of beautiful penmanship; calligraphy. — chirograph, chirographer, n.chirographic, chirographical, adj.
See also: Writing
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chirography - beautiful handwritingchirography - beautiful handwriting    
handwriting, script, hand - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
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With great insight, Benjamin defined a point of inflection not so much between the chirographical and technographical arts (painting and photography, respectively), but rather between arts for the purpose of producing an original and arts in which the notion of original loses value in favor of a multitude of "copies" available to the public.
There are the letters from the several "subjects,"--every chirographical kink a corporeal or psychological sign; every sentence an efflux of being, attracting or repelling you.
In this paragraph, the chirographical (handwriting) and material