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Word of the day
for October 5
orthography n
  1. (countable, architecture) A form of projection used to represent three-dimensional objects in two dimensions, in which all the projection lines are orthogonal or perpendicular to the projection plane; an orthographic projection, especially when used to draw an elevation, vertical projection, etc., of a building; also (obsolete) a drawing made in this way.
  2. (linguistics)
    1. (countable) A method of representing a language or the sounds of language by written symbols; spelling.
    2. (countable, more broadly) A set of conventions for writing a language, including norms of spelling, capitalization, emphasis, hyphenation, punctuation, and word breaks.
    3. (uncountable) The aspect of language study concerned with letters and their sequences in words; the study of spelling.
    4. (uncountable) Correct spelling according to established usage; also (obsolete) pronunciation according to the spelling of a word.
  3. (countable, obsolete) Synonym of orthographer (someone knowledgeable in spelling rules)

orthography v

  1. (transitive, rare) To spell (words) or write (text) according to established usage.

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