- tgp aff. a combining form meaning “something written, printed, drawn, or incised”autograph; lithograph; monograph; pictograph[/ex]“an instrument that produces, transmits, or plays back a record, image, or message”phonograph; seismograph; telegraph[/ex]“the image produced by a camera or similar apparatus” (photograph); “a device or process for writing or printing”pantograph; stenograph[/ex]“a graph or chart”hydrograph[/ex]also used as a variant of -gram Iholograph; ideograph[/ex]•Etymology: < Gk -graphos (something) drawn or written, one who draws or writes, der. ofgrápheinto write, draw; akin to carve
From formal English to slang. 2014.